3 days in Glacier National Park & Haines Itinerary

3 days in Glacier National Park & Haines Itinerary

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3 days in Glacier National Park & Haines Itinerary

Start: Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park
— Few hours
Taxi + Fly:  9​h
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Haines
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  9​h
End: Glacier National Park

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), stroll through Grinnell Glacier, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park road trip planner.

August in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Haines trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Haines in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Glacier National Park to Haines due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, you will find days in Haines are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haines

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Davidson Glacier
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The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum

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