24 days in Washington DC & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

24 days in Washington DC & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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24 days in Washington DC & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 19 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

19
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Rocking S Ranch (in Winchester), McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (in Poolesville) and Gettysburg (Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, & more). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Great Falls Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Scott's Run Nature Preserve, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route site .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Shenandoah National Park, McLean, Baltimore
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Adkins Arboretum ©
Adkins Arboretum

2
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 the 1st (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 0°C and lows are around -13°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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