11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cody
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Billings
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
night
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 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, get a taste of the local shopping with Toucan Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Pictograph Cave State Park.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Billings trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Billings is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Billings, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect nights in Billings to be slightly colder, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Billings

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Toucan Gallery ©
Toucan Gallery

3
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pahaska Tepee, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bridger-Teton National Forest, and then see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cody trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Billings to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Billings in August: highs in Cody hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Mormon Row Historic District, & more) and Moose (Chapel of the Transfiguration & Chapel of the Sacred Heart). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, do a tasting at Jackson Hole Winery, don't miss a visit to Town Square, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip builder app .

You can drive from Cody to Jackson Hole in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jackson Hole, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, then explore the activities along Yellowstone River, then explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone online attractions planner .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Jackson Hole in August since evenings lows in West Yellowstone dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Billings.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

1
night
Billings

Billings ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Toucan Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Billings route planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Billings takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, you will find days in Billings are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are much hotter (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Wineries Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Art Museum ©
Yellowstone Art Museum
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
Toucan Gallery ©
Toucan Gallery

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