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

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

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

Start: Yellowstone National Park
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + Foot + Bus + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Yellowstone National Park

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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.
You've added Yellowstone Lake, Mud Volcano, Hayden Valley, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Undine Falls and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip builder app .

September in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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.
Spend the 3rd (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore and take pictures at Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park online journey planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Photography Tours

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