8 days in Tacoma, Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Tacoma, Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Tacoma, Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Austin
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
Tacoma
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Austin

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Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Glass, hike along 5 Mile Drive & Trails, and then meet the residents at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Washington State History Museum, see the interesting displays at LeMay - America's Car Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Defiance Park.

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Austin to Tacoma is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Tacoma due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Austin in June: high temperatures in Tacoma hover around 69°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

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Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park attractions planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tacoma to Grand Teton National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
days
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, hike along Artist Point, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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