10 days in Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Seattle Itinerary

10 days in Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Seattle Itinerary

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10 days in Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Seattle Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9​h
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park vacation trip planner.

New York City to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Jenny Lake
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Artist Point and Grand Prismatic Spring. Visiting Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Seattle Center. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: highs in Seattle hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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