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2020 National Parks Trip – Day 10 Itinerary


My 2020 National Parks Road Trip Itinerary

As I began to plan my 2020 National Parks Road Trip that I outlined for you a few weeks back, I began to realize how beneficial it might be for me to share the process I use to plan long road trips.  Believe it or not, even though they don’t include air travel or the other complexities associated with fly-and-stay travel, road trips can be surprisingly difficult to plan.  This is especially true during a global pandemic.  That is why I have chosen to share my detailed road trip itinerary and planning process with you in case it might help you in navigating the planning process for your next big road trip.  I have included links to each day’s itinerary plan, as well as the main itinerary article, below to assist you with navigation.

Main Itinerary Article
Day 1 – Driving to Colorado
Day 2 – Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park
Day 3 – Climbing Gray’s Peak
Day 4 – Visit The Great Sand Dunes National Park
Day 5 – Visit Mesa Verde NP and Canyon of the Ancients
Day 6 – Visit Canyonlands National Park
Day 7 – Explore Capitol Reef National Park
Day 8 – Drive to Great Basin National Park
Day 9 – Explore Shoshone Falls and Craters of the Moon
Day 10 – Explore Yellowstone National Park
Day 11 – Visit Little Bighorn and Badlands National Park
Day 12 – Drive Home

Day’s Driving Map

On this day there will be a lot of driving within Yellowstone National Park and then some additional driving to our campground in Montana after exploring Yellowstone.  I have included maps for both driving segments for the day below.

Driving within Yellowstone National Park

Summer Parks Trip - Day 10 Driving Map 1

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Driving to Campground

Summer Parks Trip - Day 10 Driving Map 2

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Day’s Itinerary

  • Explore Yellowstone National Park
  • Drive north into Montana to camp for the night near Hardin, Montana

What to See

Yellowstone Top Things to See Map

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Lower Geyser Basin
Upper Geyser Basin\Old Faithful
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Yellowstone Lake
Hayden Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Norris Geyser Basin
Mammoth Hot Springs
Tower Fall
Lamar Valley

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Where to Stay

Summer Parks Trip - Day 10 Campgrounds Map

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