Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour
Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour

Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour

15 days

Artists Point in YellowstoneGros Ventre in WyomingGros Ventre (Tetons)Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National park

Take an epic road trip through some of the best National Parks in the US

The National Parks originally explored by Lewis & Clark are the oldest and some of the most popular parks in the US. The enticing Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour visits three parks in one epic adventure, where you can hike and explore to your heart’s content.

This flexible self-drive itinerary brings you to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Glacier National Park. You can decide how you’re going to spend your time exploring these three magnificent national treasures. Whether you choose to hike all day or just see the highlights, you’ll love spending time immersed in nature while you enjoy the spectacular scenery of these three amazing regions.

Highlights of the Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour

Road trip through the protected natural scenery of Utah, Montana, and Wyoming.
Visit Yellowstone’s incredible geothermal sites, including hot springs, coloured pools, travertine terraces, and the famous geysers.
Discover wildlife in their natural habitats on your hikes in Grand Teton National Park.
Explore the amazing mountains, glaciers, and winding roads in Glacier National Park.

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15 days
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Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour

Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Tour Begins in Salt Lake City

When you arrive in Salt Lake City, you can pick up your rental vehicle from the airport and drive to your hotel. Spend the rest of your day exploring the sparkling city at the foot of the mountains.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Salt Lake City
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Road Trip to Jackson

Leave the city behind as you drive north from Utah into Wyoming. Take your time driving through the spectacular mountains on your way to Grand Teton National Park. Lake Jackson is the perfect spot to stop, enjoy a picnic, and stretch your legs with a hike at String Lake. Tonight, you’ll check in to your hotel in Jackson.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Jackson
Distance: 460km
Meals: None

Day 3 Hiking in the Grand Tetons

You have the whole day to discover the incredible Grand Teton National Park. Take a scenic drive or choose between one of the many hiking trails that wind through the breathtaking lakes and alpine meadows in the park. You can book an optional horseback riding sightseeing tour in the afternoon. At the end of the day, return to the lively ski town of Jackson.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Jackson
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 4 Hike Cascade Canyon

Visit Jenny Lake so you can hike the Cascade Canyon trail to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. Enjoy the lookout, where you’ll have a stunning view of the lake, Jackson Hole, and the Gros Ventre mountain range. You can also shorten the hike by taking a boat ride across Jenny Lake.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Jackson
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 5 Begin Your Yellowstone Adventure

Your adventure continues as you leave the Tetons and start driving to Yellowstone National Park. Today, you’ll visit the Canyon Village area in the country’s original National Park. Take a hike above the treeline on the Avalanche Peak Trail Loop for amazing views of the Yellowstone vistas. Be sure to look out for local wildlife—you may even glimpse a bear from this vantage point.
Overnight Location: Hotel in/near Yellowstone
Distance: 180km
Meals: None

Day 6 Visit Spectacular Artists Point

On your second day in the park, you’ll visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The Yellowstone River carved out this spectacular canyon, which has many trails to explore. Try the 7-kilometre Clear Lake Trail, which takes you to Artist Point, where you’ll have a perfect view of the falls as they thunder down the canyon.
Overnight Location: Hotel in/near Yellowstone
Distance: 130km
Meals: None

Day 7 Old Faithful and the Yellowstone Geysers

After a few days in the park, you finally get to visit the main attraction. Start the day with a visit to Yellowstone’s famous geyser, Old Faithful. Then, you can take the Upper Geyser Basin trail to view some other geysers, bubbling hot springs, and colorful pools. This 10-kilometre path showcases incredible geothermal activity; however, you can also take an optional Yellowstone Safari tour if you’re looking for a guided tour.
Overnight Location: Hotel in/near Yellowstone
Distance: 100km
Meals: None

Day 8 View the Hot Spring Terraces at Mammoth

Before you leave Yellowstone, you’ll stop at Mammoth Hot Springs. This incredible area comprises water cascading over the travertine terraces that you can explore by walking the boardwalks of both the Upper and Lower Terraces. Go for a hike on the Mammoth Hot Springs Trail to discover the other geothermal formations in the area.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Missoula
Distance: 465km
Meals: None

Day 9 Spend the Afternoon at Flathead Lake

Today, you’ll begin your drive to Glacier National Park. Visit Flathead Lake to stretch your legs, and even go for a swim in its crystal waters if the weather is nice! Then, continue your drive to West Glacier and check in to your accommodation in Kalispell.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kalispell
Distance: 200km
Meals: None

Day 10 Explore Glacier National Park

You have the entire day to explore Glacier National Park. Choose your favourite hike and enjoy the view of the mountains and glaciers surrounding you. Take a drive on the precarious Going-to-the-Sun road for an epic cruise through the mountains to the east side of the park.
Overnight Location: Hotel in East Glacier National Park
Distance: 110km
Meals: None

Day 11 Hidden Lake Hike

Spend the day hiking the east side of Glacier National Park. From the Logan Pass Visitor Center, you can take the popular Hidden Lake Trail, which traverses beautiful alpine meadows and offers views of the Garden Wall, Clements, and Bearhat mountains, just to name a few!
Overnight Location: Hotel in East Glacier National Park
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 12 Hiking or Rafting in East Glacier

Wake up to another day in stunning Glacier National Park. Choose from many fantastic hikes, like Sunrift Gorge or Iceberg Lake. You can also take one of the warden-guided naturalist walks or book the optional white-water rafting tour to get your adrenaline pumping!
Overnight Location: Hotel in East Glacier National Park
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 13 Gold Rush Ghost Town

This morning, you’ll start your journey back to Salt Lake City. As you drive out of the mountains, you’ll want to stop in Bannack. Spend some time wandering through the abandoned gold rush buildings of this little ghost town. Continue your drive to Dillon, where you’ll rest for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Dillon
Distance: 520km
Meals: None

Day 14 Road Trip from Montana to Utah

Your final big day of driving will return you to Salt Lake City. Spend the evening reminiscing about your incredible trip as you eat at one of the many fantastic local restaurants.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Salt Lake City
Distance: 625km
Meals: None

Day 15 Tour Finishes in Salt Lake

Today, your tour concludes when you drop your rental vehicle off at the Salt Lake Airport. Begin your travels home or to your next destination.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: None

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Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour to these three national parks is run as a custom tour, and the price per person depends on how many people are in your group.

The best time to travel to Utah, Montana, and Wyoming is during summer and early fall. This tour is available from June to October.

Private Self-Guided Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Groups of 2+: $2,575 USD per person
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Accommodation on Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour

This tour is based on standard hotel accommodations. Hotels on this trip are 3-star and offer modern conveniences and clean, comfortable rooms. Each hotel will be located near local sights and amenities.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. Single rooms, including those for solo travellers, are by request.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah

Enjoy a comfortable stay in this fascinating city. Walk around to visit the Natural History Museum, the Mormon Temple, or wander the natural outskirts.

Night 2-4

Hotel in Jackson, Wyoming

Surrounded by mountains, you’ll have a wonderful stay in the cute town of Jackson. Get some comfort food and a good craft beer to enjoy on a sunny patio.

Night 5-7

Hotel in West Yellowstone, Montana

Relax in this old western town that turns into a busy ski town in the winter. You’ll enjoy walking down the quaint downtown core with mountains as a backdrop.

Night 8

Hotel in Missoula, Montana

Stay the night in the farmland-surrounded Missoula. Be sure to check out hot spots that serve blue-ribbon trout. Folks come from all over to fish these creatures.

Night 9

Hotel in Kalispell, Montana

You’ll be impressed by the extraordinary arts and culture of this large town surrounded by unlimited hiking trails. And the people are extra friendly!

Night 10-12

Hotel in East Glacier National Park, Montana

So close to the mountains, you can almost touch them. In East Glacier National Park, you’ll have pristine nature right outside your door.

Night 13

Hotel in Dillon, Montana

Nestled in a large valley, you’ll spend a night relaxing in the charming town of Dillon. The community is very welcoming and proud, so have a chat with a local.

Night 14

Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah

Enjoy a comfortable stay in this fascinating city. Walk around to visit the Natural History Museum, the Mormon Temple, or wander the natural outskirts.

What’s Included in the Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour?

Meals

Meals are not included in this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 14 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Salt Lake City are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

This is a self-drive tour, and you’ll be provided with a rental vehicle for the duration of the itinerary.

Also Included

  • Standard vehicle rental, Category B
  • American taxes
  • 24/7 access to helpline

Not included

  • Flights to and from Salt Lake City
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Guide service
  • Optional activities
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Fuel

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions:
    • Horseback riding tour in Colter Bay
    • Half-day Yellowstone Safari
    • White-water rafting in Glacier National Park

Frequently Asked Questions about Yellowstone, Tetons, Glacier Self-Drive Tour

In the two decades since Toundra Voyages Inc. was founded in 1998, the company has become North America’s go-to travel agency in customized independent and group tourism.

Tounda takes a flexible, responsive approach to developing adventure travel tours. By listening to the wants and wishes of travellers, they’ve been able to create memorable, affordable tours complemented by impeccable service.

Toundra’s mission is to create and organize tailor-made travel. They select, adapt, and personalize travel experiences in North America for each and every guest, ensuring your adventure is one you’ll never forget.

Meeting your expectations is just the beginning of what Toundra aims to accomplish. Exceeding them by providing exceptional experiences in beautiful North America is their standard, and their track record of knockout customer service and customized tour planning speaks for itself.

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We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. This tour has a flexible itinerary that allows you to choose the hikes and activities so that you can tailor them to your fitness level.

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