15 days in Washington DC, Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

15 days in Washington DC, Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
3
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the activities along Firehole River, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

5
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.
On the 18th (Tue), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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