18 days in Yellowstone National Park & Denver Itinerary

18 days in Yellowstone National Park & Denver Itinerary

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18 days in Yellowstone National Park & Denver Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh

9
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Spend the 20th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

7
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), Littleton Museum (in Littleton) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, and make a splash at Water World.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver travel tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Denver by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Denver to be much warmer, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Trail Ridge Road, Littleton Museum, Water World, Carousel of Happiness, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness

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