11 days in Montana, South Lake Tahoe & Aspen Itinerary

11 days in Montana, South Lake Tahoe & Aspen Itinerary

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Billings
— 1 day
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
3
Bozeman
— 1 night
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
5
Aspen
— 4 nights

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Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Grand Escape Room.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Billings trip itinerary maker site.

Charlotte to Billings is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Billings due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Charlotte in December, with highs in Billings at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Billings

Fun & Games Tours Museums
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The Grand Escape Room ©
The Grand Escape Room
Horseback Riding Tours
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion

1
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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): head off-road at Back Country Snowmobile Adventures, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, thenget in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally stop by Send it Home.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Billings to West Yellowstone takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, West Yellowstone is little chillier than Billings - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Send it Home ©
Send it Home

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night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Safari Company.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman day trip site.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in December, with highs in Bozeman at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Tours
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Yellowstone Safari Company ©
Yellowstone Safari Company
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

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nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tahoe Cross Country and Vikingsholm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Lake Tahoe: Sand Harbor (in Incline Village), Kings Beach Miniature Golf (in Kings Beach) and Northstar California (in Truckee). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Adventure Mountain, soothe aching muscles at Lake Tahoe Yoga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church, and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe travel route planner.

Getting from Bozeman to South Lake Tahoe by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, taxi, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bozeman to South Lake Tahoe is minus 1 hour. In December, South Lake Tahoe is somewhat warmer than Bozeman - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Aspen.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Lake Tahoe Yoga, Sand Harbor, Kings Beach Miniature Golf, Northstar California
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Northstar California ©
Northstar California
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

4
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sage Outdoor Adventures and Vail Mountain Resort. Go for a jaunt from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to see Thermal Spas about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary, and look for gifts at Snowmass Sports.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to Aspen takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December, with highs in Aspen at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail, Snowmass Village, Thermal Spas
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Sage Outdoor Adventures ©
Sage Outdoor Adventures
Thermal Spas
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort

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