Hi. We are planning a trip to Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Tetons National Parks for next summer. Our trip will be for about 14 days sometime between late July and late August. It will be my husband, our little girl who will be 10-years old next summer, and myself.
We want to enjoy nature, see the sheer beauty of the areas, see wildlife, and do some hiking. We don't mind drives and love to get off the beaten path.
We have a general trip outline at this point. Any ideas, feedback, or suggestions on our plans would be greatly appreciated!
Here's our plan:
Day 1 - fly from NC, into Jackson Hole, WY
Get rental car and stay in Jackson Hole for 2 nights.
Day 2 - Grand Tetons NP
Maybe do a float trip on Snake River.
Day 3 - Drive to Yellowstone NP.
Enter in South Entrance and drive to West Yellowstone.
Stay in West Yellowstone, maybe at Old Faithful Inn.
Stay for 3 nights.
For the next 2 days, see Old Faithful, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Upper Geyser Basin.
Day 4 - West Yellowstone area
Day 5 - West Yellowstone area
Day 6 - Drive to Canyon area in Yellowstone.
Stay in Canyon area for 3 nights.
See Hayden Valley, Artist Point, Inspiration Point, and Fishing Bridge area.
Day 7 - Canyon area
Day 8 - Canyon area
Day 9 - Leave Yellowstone via North Entrance and see Mammoth Hot Springs on way out.
Drive to Glacier NP.
Arrive in Glacier NP and stay on East side in the St. Mary and Many Glacier area for 3 nights.
Day 10 - Glacier NP
Explore St. Mary, Many Glacier area. See Swiftcurrent, Josephine, and Grinnel Lakes.
Day 11 - Glacier NP
Explore St. Mary, Many Glacier area.
Day 12 - Drive Going to the Sun Road to West Glacier.
Stop at Logan Pass and hike to Hidden Lake overlook.
Stay in West Glacier - Lake McDonald or Apgar Village area.
Stay 2 nights.
Day 13 - Glacier NP
Explore West Glacier area.
Day 14 - Drive to Kalispell, MT, turn in rental car, and fly back to NC.
Thank you very much for taking a look!