18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Moose
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Richmond

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. Get in touch with nature at Iceberg Lake Trail and Avalanche Lake. Step out of Glacier National Park to go to Coram and see Glacier Distilling Company, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake McDonald, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and hike along Highline Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online journey planner .

Richmond to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Glacier National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Richmond in June, you will find days in Glacier National Park are little chillier (75°F), and nights are colder (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier Distilling Company, Hidden Lake
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Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 28th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake, and finally look for gifts at Eagle's Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, admire the majestic nature at Harriman State Park, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Pinecone Playhouse at Mack's Inn Resort.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in June; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Island Park
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Harriman State Park ©
Harriman State Park
Eagle's Store ©
Eagle's Store

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Biscuit Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Uncle Tom's Trail and Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour site .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Moose.

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
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

4
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Get outdoors at Grand Teton and Leigh Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to String Lake and Amphitheater Lake. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Death Canyon, snap pictures at Snake River Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Moose trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Moose takes 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Moose are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
String Lake ©
String Lake
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

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