24 days in Jackson Hole & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

24 days in Jackson Hole & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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24 days in Jackson Hole & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Yellowstone National Park
Drive:  2​h
1
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 21 nights
End: Yellowstone National Park

2
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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 3rd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, and then hike along Taggart Lake. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of String Lake and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rendezvous Mountain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole online itinerary creator.

Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Jackson Hole at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Rendezvous Mountain ©
Rendezvous Mountain
String Lake ©
String Lake

21
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 a sense of the local culture at Uncle Tom's Trail and Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like S Rim Trail and Lone Star Geyser. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Jackson Lake (in Grand Teton National Park), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Gardiner) and Big Sky (River Rafting & Tubing, Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, & more). On the 10th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, ponder the design of Fountain Paint Pot, stroll through Mystic Falls Trail, and take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Jackson Hole in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sky, Beartooth Hwy, Bear Tooth Pass Hwy, Mesa Falls, Jackson Lake
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Black Sand Basin ©
Black Sand Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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