12 days in Alamogordo, Seattle & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

12 days in Alamogordo, Seattle & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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1
Alamogordo
— 1 night
2
Seattle
— 4 nights
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights

1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Giant Alamogordo Landmark, then learn about winemaking at McGinn's PistachioLand, and then do a tasting at Heart of the Desert.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alamogordo tour app.

Roswell to Alamogordo is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Alamogordo are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

New Mexico Rails-to-Trails, Old Apple Barn
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Old Apple Barn ©
Old Apple Barn
Heart of the Desert ©
Heart of the Desert

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Bainbridge Island (Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, Bloedel Reserve, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, walk around Kerry Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Washington Park Arboretum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alamogordo to Seattle in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alamogordo to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Alamogordo in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bainbridge Island, Snoqualmie Falls, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards ©
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve

6
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 Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, stroll through Purple Mountain Trail, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Osprey Falls Trail ©
Osprey Falls Trail
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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