12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  6​h
1
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sacramento

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): relax in the rural setting at T.A. Moulton Barn, explore the activities along Jenny Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, and finally do a tasting at Jackson Hole Winery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson, don't miss a visit to Jackson Hole Shootout, make a trip to Town Square, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Antelope Flats.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip itinerary planning app .

Sacramento to Jackson Hole is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Sacramento in June, things will get little chillier in Jackson Hole: highs are around 72°F and lows about 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Horseback Riding Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then browse the exhibits of Yellowstone Historic Center, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yellowstone Historic Center as well as S Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, cruise along Lamar Valley, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip builder .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone Historic Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 10th (Wed), trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Jackson Lake, delve into the lush surroundings at Bridger Teton National Forest, and then hike along Jenny Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bridger Teton National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

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