9 days in West Yellowstone, Glacier National Park & Stevenson Itinerary

9 days in West Yellowstone, Glacier National Park & Stevenson Itinerary

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9 days in West Yellowstone, Glacier National Park & Stevenson Itinerary

Start: Bozeman
Drive:  2​h
1
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h
3
Stevenson
— 2 nights
End: Stevenson

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Uncle Tom's Trail, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, & more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone day trip planning app .

Bozeman to West Yellowstone is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in May; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 57°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grinnell Glacier and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Step out of Glacier National Park to go to West Glacier and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Highline Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Cedars.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park route planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in May: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 38°F. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stevenson.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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Stevenson

Stevenson ©
Stevenson is a city in Skamania County, Washington, United States. On the 24th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, admire the landmark architecture of Vista House, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam, then learn about winemaking at Mt. Hood Winery, and then go for a walk through Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Stevenson trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Stevenson. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Stevenson when traveling from Glacier National Park in May, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stevenson

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Mt. Hood Winery, Rowena Crest Viewpoint
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Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Vista House ©
Vista House
Bonneville Lock & Dam ©
Bonneville Lock & Dam

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