9 days in Helena, Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

9 days in Helena, Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Helena
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains.

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Springfield to Helena is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Springfield to Helena, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Springfield in July, Helena is a bit cooler at night with lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, hike along Avalanche Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Helena to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Traveling from Helena in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, stroll through S Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails