14 days in Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Wyoming Itinerary

14 days in Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Wyoming Itinerary

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14 days in Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
Drive:  11​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Thermopolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Tulsa

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park visit app .

Tulsa to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tulsa in March: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 54°F and lows are around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail ©
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, get great views at Hopi Point, and enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. On the 5th (Thu), tee off at Buffalo Golf Club and then get engrossed in the history at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Buffalo takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Buffalo, with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thermopolis.

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#Golf, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Buffalo Golf Club ©
Buffalo Golf Club
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum ©
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum

1
night
Thermopolis

Thermopolis
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. On the 6th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at The Star Plunge.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thermopolis road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Thermopolis takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Buffalo in April: highs in Thermopolis hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Cody.

Things to do in Thermopolis

#Nature, #Theme Parks, #Parks
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2
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, admire the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Old West Miniature Village and Museum, and finally do a tasting at Buffalo Jump Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Cody road trip planner .

Getting from Thermopolis to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Thermopolis in April: highs in Cody hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

#Museums, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum

3
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.
On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Targhee Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip tool .

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cody in April: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 42°F and lows are around 18°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Grand Targhee Ski Resort
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Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Fountain Paint Pot ©
Fountain Paint Pot

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