8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

Start: Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Yellowstone National Park

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Lamar Valley. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Yellowstone National Park. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and Headwaters Golf Club. Go for a jaunt from Grand Teton National Park to Victor to see Grand Teton Brewing Company about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Side Trip

Victor
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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