Yellowstone National Park Itinerary 3 Days

What to Do in Yellowstone National Park in 3 Days Tour

This is a glimpse of what to do in Yellowstone National Park in 3 days. We have mentioned some of the frequently added attractions in Yellowstone National Park that range from historical to natural, from fun-filled to the most popular. Explore more travel ideas for a perfect 3-day Yellowstone National Park itinerary.

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What to see in 3 days in Yellowstone National Park?

Day 1 In Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is home to about 60 percent of geysers and hot springs in the world. Let your first day in the national park be all about exploring these natural thermal features.

The best area to observe these fascinating natural phenomenon is the Upper Geyser Basin. Here you must make your way towards Old Faithful which is an active spot, allowing you to see eruptions in between a span of 60 to 110 minutes. Other geysers that are located nearby include Spray Geyser, Dilemma Geyser, and Catfish Geyser.

You may then head towards Mammoth Hot Spring which is on the northwest side of Yellowstone National Park.

Let your next stop be Norris Geyser basin which is comprised of two basins, namely Porcelain Basin and Back Basin. End your day by admiring the colorful hot springs of Artists Paintpots.


Day 2 In Yellowstone National Park

Spend your second day in the park indulged in a variety of recreational activities at the Yellowstone Lake. A few of these activities include fishing, paddling, and boating in the lake.

You may also opt to cruise from Yellowstone Lake to Lake Lewis. Yellowstone Lake is surrounded by many marshes where you can sight mooses if it is your lucky day.

You may either choose to relax by the banks of the serene lake or set out to explore the surroundings.


Day 3 In Yellowstone National Park

You must start off your last day in Yellowstone National Park by visiting the Wyoming Dinosaur Center and Glenrock Paleontological Museum. Then make your way towards Buffalo Bill Dam which also has Buffalo Bill Center Museum Complex located close to it.

If you head towards the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, you will be able to view many bears and wolves. If you have more time on your hands then you must spend it in the Greater Yellowstone area. Here you will come across a number of historical buildings and monuments. 

For all common attractions that you know about Yellowstone National Park, there are still some unique attractions that maybe most of you don't know. Head on and explore Yellowstone National Park itinerary 3 days.

With this 3-day Yellowstone National Park itinerary in hand, you will be able to explore the park as much as possible.

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With More Days in Hand

Spend your days like a local when you are for more than 3 days in Yellowstone National Park. Visit famous sightseeing places, plan day trips to nearby cities, and enjoy touring with family and friends. Be part of the events happening in the city. Check what to do in Yellowstone National Park in 4 days or 5 days.

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