16 days in Houston, Yellowstone National Park & Denver Itinerary

16 days in Houston, Yellowstone National Park & Denver Itinerary

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16 days in Houston, Yellowstone National Park & Denver Itinerary

Start: Montgomery
Drive + Fly:  7​h
1
Houston
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Montgomery

5
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Visiting Surfside Beach and Water Wall will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Houston Premium Outlets and Old Town Spring. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Blue Bell Creameries (in Brenham) and Washington-on-the-Brazos (in Washington). There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Hermann Park, engage your brain at Houston Museum of Natural Science, ponder the world of politics at Houston City Hall, and take in the history at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston online journey planner .

Montgomery to Houston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Montgomery in June, Houston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Houston Premium Outlets, Old Town Spring, Blue Bell Creameries, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
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Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Biscuit Basin and Uncle Tom's Trail. Get outdoors at Firehole Canyon Drive and Yellowstone Lake. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, hike along Artist Point, stroll through Mystic Falls Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Houston to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Houston in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Snowy Peaks Winery and Denver Museum of Nature & Science are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Granby Ranch and Lookout Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Kirk's Mountain Adventures Llc (in Estes Park) and Emerald Lake Trail (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's more to do: sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online journey maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Estes Park, Granby Ranch, Emerald Lake Trail, Lookout Mountain
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Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Granby Ranch ©
Granby Ranch
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

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