9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
2
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Dragon's Mouth Springs. There's much more to do: cruise along Firehole Lake Drive, get impressive views of Mud Volcano, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

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Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 33°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Mystic Falls Trail ©
Mystic Falls Trail
Firehole River ©
Firehole River
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grinnell Glacier and Fishercap Lake. When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see Aster Falls in East Glacier Park, approximately East Glacier Park away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at St. Mary Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and trek along Goat Lick Overlook.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Glacier National Park at 70°F and lows at 40°F. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Aster Falls
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
St. Mary Lake ©
St. Mary Lake
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek

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