14 days in Glacier National Park, Seattle & Rockies to Tetons Itinerary

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Fly to Missoula International Airport, Drive to Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
— 6 nights
Jackson Hole
— 5 nights


Glacier National Park — 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, and then hike along Trail of the Cedars.

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Belleville to Glacier National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Belleville to Glacier National Park. In May, Glacier National Park is slightly colder than Belleville - with highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 6 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Snoqualmie Falls and Puget Sound Express. Step out of the city life by going to Washington Park Arboretum and Bloedel Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Bainbridge Island (Bainbridge Vineyards, Eagle Harbor Wine Co. Tasting Room, &more), Museum of Glass (in Tacoma) and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get your bearings at Seattle Public Library, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 52°F in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 5 nights

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 Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools and Antelope Flats. Step out of the city life by going to Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rendezvous Mountain, don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson, learn about winemaking at Jackson Hole Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center.

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You can fly from Seattle to Jackson Hole in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, Jackson Hole is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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