12 days in West Yellowstone & Glacier National Park Itinerary

12 days in West Yellowstone & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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West Yellowstone
— 8 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights

8
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (North Rim Trail, Lookout Point, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to West Yellowstone. In September in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

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Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in September; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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