18 days in Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

18 days in Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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18 days in Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  20​h
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Yellowstone National Park
— 15 nights
Drive:  18​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

15
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.
Get in touch with nature at Jackson Lake and Oxbow Bend. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Biscuit Basin and Signal Mountain Summit Road. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Mesa Falls in Ashton, about 1h 10 min away. On the 18th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

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Kansas City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Kansas City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Kansas City - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Mesa Falls, Oxbow Bend
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center ©

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