16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kalispell
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. Take a break from Glacier National Park with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Grinnell Glacier, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, hike along Avalanche Lake, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online vacation planner

Kalispell to Glacier National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 39°F. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Yellowstone Lake and Lamar Valley. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Point Trail, and trek along Artist Point.

Start your trip to Yellowstone National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Get in touch with nature at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Signal Mountain Summit Road. There's still lots to do: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, cruise along Teton Park Road, explore and take pictures at Moose Wilson Road, and take in the awesome beauty at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park day trip tool

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Teton Park Road ©
Teton Park Road

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jenny Lake Trail as well as Jackson Hole Aerial Tram and Gondola Rides. Get in touch with nature at National Elk Refuge and Rendezvous Mountain. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, make a trip to Town Square, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole holiday planner

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Jenny Lake Trail
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Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Rendezvous Mountain ©
Rendezvous Mountain
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake

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