12 days in Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

12 days in Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Moose
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Columbia

3
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and Amphitheater Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cascade Canyon and Snake River Bridge. When in Moose, make a side trip to see Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District and contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Moose road trip planning site.

Columbia to Moose is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Columbia in May, things will get much colder in Moose: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District

8
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Mud Volcano. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Gardiner (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Canyon Drive.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Moose to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. In June, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Moose - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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