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: Bismarck
Drive:  9​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Bismarck

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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Artists’ Paintpots, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing tool .

Bismarck to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bismarck in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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.
Go for a jaunt from Glacier National Park to West Glacier to see River Rafting & Tubing about 48 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Grinnell Glacier, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park road trip tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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