16 days in Yellowstone National Park, Arches National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

16 days in Yellowstone National Park, Arches National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Arches National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Kalispell
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Glacier National Park
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mud Volcano and Grand Loop Road. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lone Star Geyser and Lower Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, trek along Elephant Back Mountain, and steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder.

New York City 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 difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Mud Volcano ©
Must see
Mud Volcano
4.6
Grand Loop Road ©
Wildlife Area
Grand Loop Road
4.6

6
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Arches National Park

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Escape the urban bustle at Windows and Devils Garden Trailhead. Step off the beaten path and head to Double Arch and Landscape Arch. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Broken Arch, trek along Fiery Furnace, stroll through Double O Arch, and cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Arches National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 38°F. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Double Arch ©
Must see
Double Arch
4.9
Fiery Furnace ©
Must see
Fiery Furnace
4.8
Windows
Must see
Windows
4.9

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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the activities along McDonald Creek and then hike along Grinnell Glacier. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Arches National Park to Glacier National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, Glacier National Park is little chillier than Arches National Park - with highs of 56°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Grinnell Glacier ©
Must see
Grinnell Glacier
4.9
Avalanche Lake ©
Water Body
Avalanche Lake
4.9
McDonald Creek ©
Water Body
McDonald Creek
4.9

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