9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Lincoln Itinerary

9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Lincoln Itinerary

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9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Lincoln Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
2
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Springfield

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Biscuit Basin and Artist Point. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Loop Road and Mystic Falls Trail. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

Springfield to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Springfield to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Springfield in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is a city in Logan County, Illinois, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lincolns New Salem State Park and Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Livingston County War Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Walnut Street Winery (in Rochester), Beachy's Bulk Foods (in Arthur) and Outlets at Tuscola (in Tuscola). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Grand Prairie and take an in-depth tour of Lincoln Heritage Museum.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Lincoln. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Lincoln due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Lincoln hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Pontiac, Outlets at Tuscola, Walnut Street Winery, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lincolns New Salem State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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