10 days in Yellowstone National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

10 days in Yellowstone National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights

7
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 these side-trips from Yellowstone National Park: Chapel of the Sacred Heart (in Moose) and Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, and trek along Trout Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Kansas City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kansas City in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally get great views at Forest Canyon Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 54°F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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