Please take a minute to read the following
thoughts. Feel free to use Contact Us to email any comments.
Sorry but the
itineraries were sloppy with bad links. The plans may have been
decent. I corrected the mistakes I found and fixed all the
buttons. They were initially set up as day 1 and day 2 of a trip.
I changed that too. They are now 2 itineraries per location to be
used in any order or combination that works for you.
It seems many people want help with itineraries for their trip to
Yellowstone National Park. I'm not sure detailed itineraries are as helpful as
knowing what the possibilities are but thought I'd take a crack at some.
There's too many possibilities for me to consider covering them all.
I thought I'd do it from each location with accommodations and
provide a couple of itineraries each.
They are done considering that your entire trip will be from that
location. They also do not really consider that you may arrive at
noon and have extra time. That again creates more variables than I
can deal with for general itineraries. If you have an extra
afternoon, you get a head start on these activities.
The itineraries are set up as two detailed itineraries and supporting map at the locations I supported. They
were initially set up at two days worth of itineraries. The
second day included the information from the first, as well. I
changed that so the two stand alone for each location. You can do
one or both or combine them if you see fit. There's a third
itinerary shown but its not really an
itinerary. Its thoughts on what else you could do and kind of
assumes you know your way around by now. The maps have
arrows to show direction of travel. They also have white circles
that are hot links. The links are to more detailed maps and
pictures that should help you find things as you plan.
Please use these in a general sense and use common sense. If its
8:00PM and your 50 miles from your accommodations, I'm not sure that's
my fault. Watch the time. You can follow these as closely or
as loosely as you want. Or not at all for that matter. I
mainly want to help people get started in their planning. These
approximate what we do on our visits. We're up very early and
don't mind driving. I haven't been able to exactly follow these
and don't expect to be able to do so. I hope these help you plan
your trip to Yellowstone.
One of the problems occurs if you stay in multiple locations. Some of these may not
make quite as much sense. For instance, if you stay at Canyon and
Old Faithful, you don't need to make the trip from Canyon to see
Hopefully, these thoughts will help you sort it out anyway.
There's so many possibilities with multiple accommodations that I can't
begin to sort them out. Especially if you haven't been there
before. I'll also have to decide if I can figure out how to route from your
entrance to your lodging while giving you something to see.
One of the problems with itineraries is that its pretty tough to predict
how long it takes to get someplace. I have a
on this site that
shows estimated driving times. The problem is the non driving
times. You know those times when you'd rather watch grizzlies than
keep driving. For me, stopping to look at anything you want is
more important than worrying about an itinerary.
If you've read any of our trip reports, you know I have a bias towards
wildlife over other things. I also don't mind backtracking.
You never know what will be there on the way back but it usually won't
be the same.
If you have any thoughts or additional suggestions on planning
itineraries, please use contact us
and let me know. I may or may
not add the information but will definitely answer your email.
The links in the menu will take you to a page for each starting
location. There's will be a map to help you get oriented and thoughts
on an itinerary for 1, 2 or 3 day stays. In many cases, the third
day will be up to you based on what you discovered the first two.