10 days in Rocky Mountain National Park, Glacier National Park & Bedford Itinerary

10 days in Rocky Mountain National Park, Glacier National Park & Bedford Itinerary

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Fly to Colorado Springs, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Bedford
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Bedford
— 3 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally take some stellar pictures from Forest Canyon Overlook.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder site.

Washington DC to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rocky Mountain National Park. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, stroll through Avalanche Lake, trek along Highline Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park road trip planning app.

Fly from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, with highs in Glacier National Park at 83°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bedford.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bedford

— 3 nights
Bedford is a borough and the county seat of Bedford County in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Bedford side-trips: Fallingwater (in Mill Run), Kentuck Knob (in Chalk Hill) and Mister Rogers' Park Bench (in Latrobe). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Flight 93 National Memorial, steep yourself in history at Old Bedford Village, immerse yourself in nature at Ohiopyle State Park, and grab your bike and head to Great Allegheny Passage.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bedford online route builder.

Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to Bedford with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Bedford is 2 hours. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect Bedford to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bedford

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips