9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

Start: Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 45​min
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Yellowstone National Park

5
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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.
Bring the kids along to Gibbon Falls and Grand Loop Road. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lone Star Geyser and Biscuit Basin. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore and take pictures at S Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Canyon Drive.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Yellowstone National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, then hike along Highline Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

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