17 days in Yellowstone National Park & Arizona Itinerary

17 days in Yellowstone National Park & Arizona Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Gibbon Falls. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Canyon Drive.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation maker tool.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 37-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 47°F and 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 1 day
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 1st (Sun), get outside with Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, then steep yourself in history at Rosson House Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center, and finally take some stellar pictures from Dobbins Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, with highs in Phoenix at 78°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Powell Point and Navajo Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Canyon National Park: Cameron Trading Post (in Cameron), Food Tours (in Los Angeles) and Supai (Mooney Falls & Navajo Falls). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, stroll around Indian Garden, stroll through Moran Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in November, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 54°F and lows at 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Page

— 3 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon Dam. Venture out of the city with trips to Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) (in Kanab) and Coyote Buttes (in Big Water). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Waterholes Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, glide peacefully along the water with Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Page attractions planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 39°F in Page. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, take an unorthodox tour of Chapel of the Holy Cross, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner.

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Page in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sedona, with lows of 45°F. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.