18 days in Glacier National Park & West Yellowstone Itinerary

18 days in Glacier National Park & West Yellowstone Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 14 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights

14
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.
Get outdoors at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Grinnell Glacier. Take a break from Glacier National Park with a short trip to The Polebridge Mercantile in Polebridge, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Highline Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Glacier National Park. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Polebridge Mercantile
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around °F and lows about °F. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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