12 days in West Yellowstone, Jackson Hole & Gardiner Itinerary

12 days in West Yellowstone, Jackson Hole & Gardiner Itinerary

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Route & dates

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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
2
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
3
Gardiner
— 3 nights
4
Jackson Hole
— 1 night

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Step out of the city life by going to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Artists’ Paintpots. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Lone Star Geyser, Grand Loop Road, &more). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone travel planner.

Tampa to West Yellowstone is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Traveling from Tampa to West Yellowstone, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tampa in September: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Inspiration Point and Hidden Falls. Get outdoors at Teton Raptor Center and Wildlife Safari at Spring Creek Ranch - Private Trips. Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon & Potholes Turnout, Grand Teton National Park). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum, don't miss a visit to Wild By Nature Gallery, view the masterpieces at Thal Glass Studio, and shop like a local with Mangelsen Images of Nature.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from West Yellowstone in September since evenings lows in Jackson Hole dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Tower Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Undine Falls. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Roosevelt Arch, stop by Parks' Fly Shop, thentake in the awesome beauty at Old Gardiner Road, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail.

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You can drive from Jackson Hole to Gardiner in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Jackson Hole in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gardiner: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Gardiner

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Fort Yellowstone Historic District ©
Fort Yellowstone Historic District
Tower Fall ©
Tower Fall
Roosevelt Arch ©
Roosevelt Arch

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night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along Hermitage Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, thentake in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Phil Baux Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Vertical Harvest, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Of The Mountains, and finally play a few rounds at Teton Pines Country Club.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole journey planner.

Getting from Gardiner to Jackson Hole by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

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