22 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

22 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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22 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 10 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: Seattle

9
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 in touch with nature at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Virginia Falls. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Running Eagle Falls, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Seattle to Glacier National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

10
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 outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Popular historic sites such as S Rim Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail are in your itinerary. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and trek along Artist Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Glacier National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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