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

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

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

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Spokane
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral and then stroll through Riverfront Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Spokane trip planner .

San Francisco to Spokane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Spokane: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 53°F at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Spokane to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Spokane in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

4
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip website .

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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