16 days in Glacier National Park & West Yellowstone Itinerary

16 days in Glacier National Park & West Yellowstone Itinerary

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16 days in Glacier National Park & West Yellowstone Itinerary

Start: Madison
Drive:  25​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 8 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
End: Madison

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Iceberg Lake and Grinnell Lake Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Cracker Lake Hike and Goat Lick Overlook. There's lots more to do: trek along Siyeh Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, explore the activities along Lake Josephine, and take in the dramatic scenery at Apikuni Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park road trip planner.

Madison to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madison to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Madison in June, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Grinnell Lake Trail ©
Grinnell Lake Trail

8
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Escape the urban bustle at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Uncle Tom's Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Midway Geyser Basin and Mount Washburn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Lone Star Geyser, Kepler Cascades, & more) and Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports (in Big Sky). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour and take in the awesome beauty at Two Top.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in June, with highs in West Yellowstone at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports
Highlights from your plan
Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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