Jackson Hole to Yellowstone: A Day Trip Guide

Take an unforgettable Yellowstone day trip from Jackson Hole, the perfect solution for those short on time but eager to experience this iconic national park.

This story provides essential tips and insights to maximize your day, including a complete itinerary.

Yellowstone National Park is enormous, which can make planning a day trip there seem impossibly overwhelming.

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Use this itinerary for a self-guided Yellowstone day trip from Jackson Hole instead of opting for a guided tour with transportation.

Yellowstone day trip itinerary

To get started on your day trip to Yellowstone, you’ll want to get an early start and you’ll drive through Grand Teton National Park.

North Grand Teton National Park stops

After you leave Grand Teton National Park, you’ll drive along the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, which connects Grand Teton to Yellowstone.

Arriving at Yellowstone National Park

Once on the Grand Loop Road, it's about 17 miles to the Old Faithful area. Check the next eruption time at the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.

Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin

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