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

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

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Yellowstone National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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 Artists Paintpots and Steamboat Geyser. Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River and Lone Star Geyser. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser.

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Eau Claire to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Eau Claire in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 34°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 5 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Visiting Sprague Lake and Alberta Falls will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Many Parks Curve Overlook and Tundra Communities Trail. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, stroll through North Inlet Trail, and admire the sheer force of Fern Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park journey planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails