11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6​h
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Indianapolis

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.
Get some historical perspective at Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and S Rim Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Rim Trail, and steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Indianapolis to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): trek along String Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amphitheater Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, then contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration.

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

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
String Lake ©
String Lake

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rendezvous Mountain, make a trip to Town Square, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally experience rural life at T.A. Moulton Barn.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Jackson Hole are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports
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Rendezvous Mountain ©
Rendezvous Mountain
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): trek along Iceberg Lake Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Jackson Hole to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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