4 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

4 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
1
Denver
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Denver online trip itinerary maker .

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Parks Museums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (73°F), and nights are cooler (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glacier National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Glacier National Park at 85°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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