8 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly + taxi:  10​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Asheville

2
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.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Asheville to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Asheville to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Glacier National Park is little chillier than Asheville - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, admire the sheer force of Undine Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for 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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