8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to Cedar Rapids

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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Bring the kids along to Old Faithful and Midway Geyser Basin. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Castle Geyser. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Morning Glory Pool, and trek along Observation Point Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Cedar Rapids to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cedar Rapids to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Cedar Rapids in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 4 nights

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 Avalanche Lake and McDonald Creek. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iceberg Lake Trail and Granite Park Trail. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls and explore the activities along Fishercap Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 83°F and lows about 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Fri).
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors