12 days in Lava Hot Springs & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

12 days in Lava Hot Springs & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Lava Hot Springs
— 3 nights
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights

3
nights
Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs ©
Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Lava Hot Springs: Montpelier (National Oregon / California Trail Center & The Bank of Montpelier), Pocatello (Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, Bannock County Historical Museum, &more) and Bear Lake (in Paris). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 4th (Tue) at Olympic Swimming Complex. It doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs and relax and rejuvenate at Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lava Hot Springs trip planner.

New York City to Lava Hot Springs is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Lava Hot Springs due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Lava Hot Springs dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Pocatello, Montpelier, Bear Lake
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Olympic Swimming Complex ©
Olympic Swimming Complex
National Oregon / California Trail Center ©
Lava Hot Springs ©
Lava Hot Springs

8
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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip app.

Getting from Lava Hot Springs to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lava Hot Springs in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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