10 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

10 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Ames
Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Ames

4
nights
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.
Take a break from Glacier National Park with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park visit planner.

Ames to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ames in June, with highs in Glacier National Park at 72°F and lows at 45°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

4
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Glacier National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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