15 days in Yellowstone National Park, Lake Tahoe Area & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

15 days in Yellowstone National Park, Lake Tahoe Area & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
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Olympic Valley
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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 Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, trek along Trout Lake Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour builder.

Indianapolis to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 47°F and lows at 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Must see
Old Faithful
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Must see
Grand Teton
4.9

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Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Stateline Lookout, then get interesting insight from Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, then get engrossed in the history at Gatekeeper's Museum, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Tahoe Maritime Museum, then hike along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, and then trek along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead.

Plan trip to Olympic Valley with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Olympic Valley. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Olympic Valley is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Olympic Valley: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 26°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Military Museum
Tahoe Maritime Museum
4.6

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with Tahoe Photographic Tours, soothe aching muscles at Lake Tahoe Yoga, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. October in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Photography Tour
Tahoe Photographic Tours
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Helicopter Tour
Tahoe Helicopters
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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Change things up with a short trip to Del's Triangle 3 Ranch in Clark (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key, hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and hike along Yampa River Core Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from South Lake Tahoe to Steamboat Springs in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Steamboat Springs. While traveling from South Lake Tahoe, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Waterfall
Fish Creek Falls
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Scavenger Hunt
The Crooked Key
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
5.0

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