7 days in Glacier National Park & West Yellowstone Itinerary

7 days in Glacier National Park & West Yellowstone Itinerary

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7 days in Glacier National Park & West Yellowstone Itinerary

Start: Glacier National Park
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Glacier National Park

3
nights
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Grinnell Glacier, walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls.

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In September in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Gibbon Falls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. In September, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Glacier National Park - with highs of 64°F and lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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