18 days in Yellowstone National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

18 days in Yellowstone National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

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Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Houston

9
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, trek along Artist Point, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yellowstone National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Houston to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Houston in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, stroll through Grant Grove, take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planning site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 98°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Grand Teton National Park is known for wildlife, scenic drive, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Teton National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are colder (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bridger Teton National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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