9 days in West Yellowstone & Glacier National Park Itinerary

9 days in West Yellowstone & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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9 days in West Yellowstone & Glacier National Park Itinerary

Start: West Yellowstone
1
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: West Yellowstone

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mystic Falls Trail, then take a memorable drive along Firehole Canyon Drive, and then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone vacation maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to West Yellowstone. In July, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©

5
nights
Glacier National Park

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.
Visiting Going-to-the-Sun Road and Virginia Falls will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, hike along Swiftcurrent Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Cedars.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park holiday website .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 85°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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