8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Minnesota Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Bloomington
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

5
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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and cruise along Lamar Valley.

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New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, and then get your game on at The Escape Game. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Target Field, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, and then get your game on at Extreme Sandbox.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bloomington tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Bloomington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Bloomington. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Bloomington to be much hotter, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Fun & Games Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Extreme Sandbox, Cathedral of Saint Paul
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The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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