17 days in Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Cheyenne Itinerary

17 days in Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Cheyenne Itinerary

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17 days in Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Cheyenne Itinerary

Start: Turtle Lake
Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Cheyenne
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 45​min
End: Turtle Lake

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 River Rafting & Tubing and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Go for a jaunt from Glacier National Park to Bigfork to see Jewel Basin Hiking Area about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Goat Lick Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park journey maker tool .

Turtle Lake to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Turtle Lake to Glacier National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Turtle Lake in June since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 45°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Jewel Basin Hiking Area
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Hayden Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Glacier National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

3
nights
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheyenne: Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site (in Laramie), Cache La Poudre Wilderness (in Livermore) and Fort Collins (Reservoir Ridge Natural Area & Coyote Ridge Natural Area).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cheyenne journey planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Yellowstone National Park to Cheyenne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Cheyenne reach 79°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Collins, Cache La Poudre Wilderness, Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site
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Cache La Poudre Wilderness ©
Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space ©
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

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