6 days in Jackson Hole, West Yellowstone & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

6 days in Jackson Hole, West Yellowstone & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Jackson Hole, West Yellowstone & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 30​min
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Jackson Hole
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Newark

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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.
To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip planning website .

Newark to Jackson Hole is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Jackson Hole, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in January, plan for little chillier days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 24°F, while nights are colder with lows around 4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Back Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, then hike along North Rim Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Old Gardiner Road.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in West Yellowstone, with lows of -2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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Yellowstone National Park
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Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, take in a show at Hopi House, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. When traveling from West Yellowstone in January, plan for warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 44°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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