8 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Hidden Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grinnell Glacier and McDonald Creek. And it doesn't end there: trek along Avalanche Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and stroll through Highline Trail.

Make your Glacier National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Vancouver, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vancouver in May since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hidden Lake
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Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

3
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 in touch with nature at Uncle Tom's Trail and Grand Loop Road. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Firehole Canyon Drive and Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, contemplate the waterfront views at Lewis Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

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