Beyond Old Faithful—Here's How to Visit Yellowstone National Park in Just 3 Days

If you have yet to cross Yellowstone National Park off your travel bucket list, allow us to convince you to take an all-American road trip for your next vacation. While America's first national park is a massive 2.2 million acres, you won't even need to take a weeklong vacation to see it all.

It is possible to enjoy a long weekend trip exploring the park without feeling rushed (yes, even though Yellowstone is larger than the state of Rhode Island). The 142-mile Grand Loop Road conveniently connects the park’s most iconic monuments, making it surprisingly easy to see everything from Old Faithful to Mammoth Hot Springs—even when you're on a tight schedule.

From gushing geysers and colorful hot springs to stunning waterfalls and off-the-beaten-path swimming spots, our three-day travel guide will take you to some of Yellowstone’s must-visit attractions as well as a few of its hidden gems. 

Read on to discover what to see, where to stay, and which trails to hike for a memorable trip to Yellowstone National Park.