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Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon with Amtrak Vacations
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  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Destinations: United States

Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon with Amtrak Vacations

Amtrak's California Zephyr on a roundtrip journey

Three of the nation's greatest national parks await you on this rail journey across America! Take in the great expanse of the American West as you travel across the Great Plains and through the Rocky Mountains aboard Amtrak.

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EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS*

• $50 per booking savings off a 5-night or longer

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• $100 per booking bounce back offer for any three

cities Independent Rail Journey combinable with

any other published offer.


Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone's Lower Loop*
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles
  • Roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Motorcoach Freedom Tour of the Grand Canyon's South Rim

What's Included

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco; San Francisco to Los Angeles; Los Angeles to Williams; Williams to Chicago in Coach accommodations on the California Zephyr®, Coast Starlight®, and Southwest Chief®
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (1 breakfast, 2 dinners)

*Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour is seasonal. During winter months, Old Faithful Explorer Tour will be substituted.

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Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon with Amtrak Vacations


Trip Itinerary

Three of the nation's greatest national parks await you on this rail journey across America! Take in the great expanse of the American West as you travel across the Great Plains and through the Rocky Mountains aboard Amtrak. Stop to explore all the sites and wonders of sprawling Yellowstone National Park. Continue on to Yosemite where your tour takes in all the stony peaks, beautiful open meadows, and piney forests that make up this national treasure. The Grand Canyon will leave you in awe with a natural beauty that took millions of years to create. Your Grand National Parks journey will provide a host of unforgettable experiences!

DAY 1 Your Journey Begins In Chicago

Chicago, il

Head over to Union Station in Chicago to board the California Zephyr train heading West. You are on your way to the national parks! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

Accommodation Options

Eurostars Magnificent Mile Chicago

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Palmer House Hilton

DAY 2 Salt Lake City, UT

salt-lake-city

Keep your camera handy as your train makes its way west. This journey from Chicago takes you across the waving fields of grain that make up the Great Plains and through the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains. As you arrive to Salt Lake City, head to your hotel for the evening. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

Accommodation Options

Little America Hotel SLC

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

DAY 3 Yellowstone National Park, MT

Yellowstone national park

Awake this morning and continue on to Yellowstone. Your journey takes in some amazing mountain scenery along the way. (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

Accommodation Options

Canyon Lodge at Yellowstone

Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

Gray Wolf Inn And Suites

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

Yellowstone Park Hotel

DAY 4 Yellowstone National Park, MT

Yellowstone national park

Today you will experience the majesty of Yellowstone, the world's first national park. Formed from the remains of an extinct super-volcano that exploded around 600,000 years ago, the park is a full of alpine lakes, flowing rivers, jagged peaks, expansive forests, hot springs and geysers. Your included tour allows you to experience all of this while stopping at a number of thrilling landmarks such as the world-famous geyser, Old Faithful. Keep your eyes open for the abundant wildlife that inhabit Yellowstone such as elk, bears, pronghorn, and even wolves! Yellowstone is an absolute wonder! (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

Accommodation Options

Canyon Lodge at Yellowstone

Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

Gray Wolf Inn And Suites

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

Yellowstone Park Hotel

DAY 5 Overnight Onboard Amtrak

couple sitting in a private amtrak bedroom

You are transported back to Salt Lake City today to board your train heading to the West Coast and Yosemite National Park. Enjoy dinner and spectacular views of the city at a popular, local restaurant before departing on the train in the evening. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

DAY 6 San Francisco, CA

San francisco bridge

This evening you will arrive in San Francisco. Check into your hotel to relax or head out to enjoy dinner or some sights. The evening is yours. (Overnight in San Francisco)

Accommodation Options

Kimpton Alton Hotel (Formerly Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf)

Hotel Zephyr

Park Central Hotel

DAY 7 San Francisco To Yosemite National Park

Yosemite national park

Today's trip to Yosemite National Park is one of the highlights of your journey. After being picked up from your hotel, you will ride cross country, through California's agricultural heartland. This is a relaxing trip through some very charming countryside. Your visit to Yosemite itself is a chance to experience all the park is famous for: rocky peaks such as El Capitan, abundant pine forest, a variety of wildlife, and more. This evening you return to San Francisco. (Overnight in San Francisco)

Accommodation Options

Yosemite Cedar Lodge

Yosemite View Lodge

DAY 8 Los Angeles, CA

Los angeles, ca

This morning you begin a truly scenic journey down to the California coast. Savor the beautiful rolling hills and amazing ocean views as you travel south. This evening, you stop for a night in Los Angeles before your vacation continues to the Grand Canyon. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

Accommodation Options

The LA Grand Hotel Downtown

DAY 9 Overnight Onboard Amtrak

couple looking at each other from bunkbeds onboard amtrak

Before your train departs in the evening, take some time to explore Los Angeles. Use your included tour which will help you learn all about Hollywood with a visit to some of the homes of the stars. Later on, head over to Union Station and board the Southwest Chief bound for the Grand Canyon. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 10 Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Grand canyon at sunrise

You arrive in Williams, Arizona today headed for the Grand Canyon itself. Enjoy breakfast at the Fred Harvey Restaurant as you prepare to board the Grand Canyon Railway. This classic train ride runs through a large expanse of beautiful ponderosa pine forest and views of some charming southwest scenery. The train ends at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Formed over millions of years, the waters of the Colorado River have carved the Canyon into one of the wonders of the natural world. Your included tour picks you up from the South Rim and takes you all around for sightseeing while your guide provides a wealth of fascinating information about the area. The views are absolutely spectacular! You will stay this evening at the South Rim. (Overnight at the Grand Canyon) B

Accommodation Options

Bright Angel Lodge

El Tovar

Kachina Lodge

Maswik Lodge

Thunderbird Lodge

Yavapai Lodge

The Grand Hotel

DAY 11 Williams, AZ

Williams arizona

This morning is yours to continue exploring the Grand Canyon. Relax by the Canyon and just enjoy the atmosphere. Take some time to visit some local attractions such as the historic Hopi House. In the afternoon, you will return to Williams on the Grand Canyon Railway. Dinner is included this evening as you prepare for the journey home. (Overnight in Williams) D

Accommodation Options

Grand Canyon Railway

DAY 12 Overnight Onboard Amtrak

Friends in the Viewliner Wheelchair Accessible spaces

Today you depart from Williams in the morning. Enjoy the desert sunrise as your train winds its way east. As the landscape rolls by out your window, take some time to reflect on all the amazing experiences you've had along the way. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 13 Your Journey Ends In Chicago

Chicago, il

Accommodation Options

Eurostars Magnificent Mile Chicago

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Palmer House Hilton


Departure Dates
Start: March 18, 2021
End: August 24, 2022
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