12 days in Rockville, Rocky Mountain National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

12 days in Rockville, Rocky Mountain National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Rockville
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
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Rockville

Rockville ©
Rockville is a city located in the central region of Montgomery County, Maryland. Popular historic sites such as Monocacy National Battlefield and Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to River & Trail Outfitters and Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockville: National Museum of Civil War Medicine (in Frederick), St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (in Harpers Ferry) and Sugarloaf Mountain (in Dickerson). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, hike along Billy Goat Trail, contemplate the long history of Historic Fort Loudoun Site, and make a trip to Patsy Cline Historic House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rockville route builder.

Philadelphia to Rockville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, Rockville is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Rockville

Outdoors · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park ©
Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park
Monocacy National Battlefield ©
Monocacy National Battlefield
Billy Goat Trail ©
Billy Goat Trail

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Emerald Lake Trail and Adams Falls Trail. Get in touch with nature at Sprague Lake and Alberta Falls. Take a break from Rocky Mountain National Park with a short trip to Spas in Grand Lake, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cub Lake Trail, trek along East Inlet Trail, identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, and get great views at Milner Pass.

Discover how to plan a Rocky Mountain National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rockville to Rocky Mountain National Park. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Rockville in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Lily Lake ©
Lily Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Loop Road and Morning Glory Pool. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, explore the striking landscape of Artists’ Paintpots, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 33°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser

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