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
— 3 nights
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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Rockville

Rockville is a city located in the central region of Montgomery County, Maryland. Popular historic sites such as Monocacy National Battlefield and Patsy Cline Historic House are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to River & Trail Outfitters and Sugarloaf Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockville: National Museum of Civil War Medicine (in Frederick), Harpers Ferry (Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church & St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church) and Winchester (Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, &more). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park, test your problem-solving skills at Big Escape Rooms, and stroll through Billy Goat Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rockville trip maker website.

Philadelphia to Rockville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rockville, with lows around 58°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Rockville

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
River & Trail Outfitters ©
River Rafting / Tubing
River & Trail Outfitters
4.4

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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 Lily Lake. Get in touch with nature at Sprague Lake and Adams Falls Trail. 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.

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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

Highlights from your trip
Lily Lake ©
Must see
Lily Lake
4.8
Adams Falls Trail ©
Must see
Adams Falls Trail
4.6

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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 Castle Geyser. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Loop Road and Artists’ Paintpots. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, take in the dramatic natural features at Back Basin, trek along Observation Point Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 cooler days and little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 33°F at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Grand Loop Road ©
Must see
Grand Loop Road
4.6
Lone Star Geyser ©
Must see
Lone Star Geyser
4.7

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