12 days in Seattle & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

12 days in Seattle & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Seattle & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Dedicate the 27th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, stroll through Alki Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle travel planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Shopping Museums
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 27°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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