12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + train + bus:  6​h 30​min
Idaho Springs
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Newark

3
days
Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
When in Jackson Hole, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at National Elk Refuge, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, don't miss a visit to Town Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Rendezvous Mountain.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole holiday planner.

Newark to Jackson Hole is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 25°F to lows of 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton
National Elk Refuge
National Museum of Wildlife Art

3
days
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and trek along Artist Point.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 3°F. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Idaho Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
day
Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City which is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Idaho Springs vacation trip planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Idaho Springs in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Idaho Springs: temperatures range from 15°F by day to 6°F at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Springs

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

3
days
Glacier National Park

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park tour planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Idaho Springs to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Idaho Springs in December, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°F and 19°F. You will leave for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier
Garden Wall

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