8 days in Glacier National Park & West Yellowstone Itinerary

8 days in Glacier National Park & West Yellowstone Itinerary

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8 days in Glacier National Park & West Yellowstone Itinerary

Start: Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Glacier National Park

4
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.
Visiting Goat Lick Overlook and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park online visit planner .

In June, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Firehole Canyon Drive. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone vacation app .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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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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