10 days in Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

10 days in Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Biscuit Basin and Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Take a break from the city and head to Firehole Canyon Drive and Grand Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, get great views at Observation Point Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and hike along Artist Point.

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Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off toGlacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

4
nights
Glacier National Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trail of the Cedars and Highline Trail. Visiting Hidden Lake and Grinnell Glacier will get you outdoors. When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Avalanche Lake.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Glacier National Park at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

West Glacier
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Trail of the Cedars ©
Trail of the Cedars
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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