The Ultimate Road Trip to Yellowstone National Park

A cross-country road trip to Yellowstone National Park is a magical experience. It is certainly a road trip you will never forget.

However, any cross-country road trip requires a lot of planning.  This page includes all of our campground reviews, National Park reviews, and memorable stops. Of course, you may not be following the same route. However, you are sure to find something to help make your planning a little easier.

Yellowstone National Park Entrance

Our Route to Yellowstone N.P.

Our second cross-country RV trip took us from Massachusetts to Yellowstone National Park and back.

Like all RV adventures, this road trip was filled with unique sites, good people, numerous National Parks, and of course many laughs and memories.

Over a period of 21 days, we traveled over 5,000 miles, stayed at 4 different National Parks, and camped in 12 different campgrounds.

Click on the tab in the upper left corner to view all of our stops

A road trip to Yellowstone isn’t just about the destination. It’s also about the stops along the way.

 Our stops include Niagara Falls in Canada, Badlands National Park in South Dakota, and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

The menu to the right highlights all the amazing stops along our road trip to Yellowstone.

Road Trip to Yellowstone Memorable Stops 

Yellowstone National park is truly heaven on earth.

Fortunately, it offers many different options for lodging. If you are traveling by RV be sure to check out our Guide to RV Camping in Yellowstone N.P.

Traveling in an Rv is an amazing way to make memories, and see the country. We hope that this page will allow you, and your family, to enjoy your road trip to Yellowstone.

If you need help planning a long trip with your family and looking for ideas please feel free to reach out to us. We will be happy to help in any way possible.

Grand Prismatic Spring

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Cape Cod to Yellowstone National Park Itinerary and Reviews 

Day 1 –  526 miles – Niagara Falls, Ontario 

Day 3 – 426 miles – Coloma St Joseph KOA, Michigan 

Day 4 – 392 miles – Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA Resort

Day 6 – 471 miles – Kennebec Koa, South Dakota

Day 7 – 108 miles  – Badlands National Park Camping, South Dakota

Day 10 – 267 miles – Buffalo KOA, Wisconsin 

Day 11 – 245 miles – RV Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Day 15 – 200 miles – Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground, Wyoming 

Day 16 – 438 miles – Ogalla KOA, Nebraska  

Day 17 – 497 miles – Kansas City East KOA, Missouri 

Day 18 – 222 miles – Gateway Arch N.P., St Louis, Missouri

Day 20 – 377 miles – Lebanon Cincinnati KOA, Ohio 

Day 21 – 88 miles – Home

Trip Totals 

21 days

4 National Parks | 2 National Historic Sites | 2 National Monuments |

5,025 miles

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