Yellowstone National Park Itinerary 7 Days

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7 Days in Yellowstone National Park - Perfect 1 Week Guide

Known for its rich biodiversity, the Yellowstone National Park offers medicinal hot springs, dense forests, alpine rivers, and majestic canyons. Comprising an area of 3,500 square miles of wild jungle scrub and rocky terrains, Yellowstone National Park is home to bison, elk, antelope, wolves, and bears including its famous “Old Faithful”. Nestled atop a volcanic hotspot, this gorgeous place will make you love it, even more, when you spend one week in Yellowstone National Park. This 1-week Yellowstone itinerary will help you explore its incredible beauty.

What to see in Yellowstone National Park in 7 days?

Day 1 and 2: Explore the lake and its surroundings

One of the most important attractions inside Yellowstone National Park is the Yellowstone Lake. Having 136 square mile of surface area and 110 miles of shoreline, the Yellowstone Lake offers plenty of opportunities for activities. You can spend the day boating and exploring the surroundings of the park. You can enjoy a cruise from the Yellowstone Lake to the Lake Lewis. Paddling, fishing, and motorboat trips are common in the lakeside area. You will also witness the moose playing in the marshes around the lake. The calm vicinity of the lake also offers a great camping which should be a part of your 7-day itinerary of Yellowstone National Park.

Day 3 and 4: Geysers and Hot Springs

You can spend these two days exploring the attractions Yellowstone National Park is most famous for. Around 60 percent of the geysers and hot springs in the world are a part of this national park. You can start this wonderful time by visiting the most popular Old Faithful. Located on the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park, the Old Faithful erupts with the interval of 60 to 110 minutes. Move around some more hot springs and pool located near Old Faithful which include the Spray Geyser, Dilemma geyser, Catfish Geyser etc. On these days, you can also experience the thermal features of the hot springs located inside the park. Start with the Mammoth Hot Spring which is nestled in the northwest side of the park. Next, you can head to the Norris Geyser Basin which is made of two different basins called Porcelain Basin and Back Basin. The Porcelain Basin is home to some wonderful hot springs including the Emerald Spring. Watch the eruption of Echinus Geyser and move to the colorful hot spring of Artists Paintpots. The multicolored Morning Glory Pool is also a must-visit.

Day 5 and 6: Museum, Historic Site, and Discovery Center

As you spend 7 days in Yellowstone National Park, you will come to know that the rivers, hot springs, geysers, and forests are not the only things this place is famous for. You can spend at least 2 days visiting various other attractions in the park. You can start by visiting the Wyoming Dinosaur Center and Glenrock Paleontological Museum. The Buffalo Bill Dam can be your next stop. Close to it is the Buffalo Bill Center Museum Complex. Driving through the Yellowstone Bear World would add more to your experience. Meet the bears and wolves at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. There are some historical buildings and monuments in the Greater Yellowstone area. You can also visit the Idaho Potato Museum which located on the southwest of Yellowstone.

Day 7: Events and Activities

The neighboring towns of Yellowstone often organize some interesting events such as Rodeos, Shoshone-Bannock Festival, and Cowboy Poetry Gatherings. You can check the upcoming events while you will be touring the national park and attend one. On the other hand, you can also participate in the guided tours of the Yellowstone National Park and enjoy the activities like hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and wildlife watching. If you have an interest in photography, you can also attend a photography class here.

Spend 7 days/ 6 nights in Yellowstone National Park and you will take back an unforgettable experience with you.

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