11 days in Big Sky, Yellowstone National Park & Medora Itinerary

11 days in Big Sky, Yellowstone National Park & Medora Itinerary

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11 days in Big Sky, Yellowstone National Park & Medora Itinerary

Start: Wilmer
Drive:  30​h 30​min
1
Big Sky
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  25​h 30​min
End: Wilmer

2
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, Ousel Falls Trail, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Big Sky sightseeing planner.

Wilmer to Big Sky is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wilmer to Big Sky. Traveling from Wilmer in July, Big Sky is colder at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

West Yellowstone, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Horseback Riding Tours
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You've added West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Lake, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting Artist Point and Fountain Paint Pot will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Mud Volcano.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation builder.

Getting from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Big Sky in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Theodore Roosevelt National Park as well as Medora Musical. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Medora Musical.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Medora trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Medora in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, Medora is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 57°F. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Painted Canyon Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
Medora Musical ©
Medora Musical

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