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

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

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

Start: Little Falls
Drive:  14​h
1
Big Sky
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Little Falls

3
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 Montana Whitewater Raft Company. Family-friendly places like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Ousel Falls Trail will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Earthquake Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Yellowstone Historic Center in West Yellowstone (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Big Sky Resort and head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Big Sky trip itinerary builder.

Little Falls to Big Sky is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Little Falls to Big Sky, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Little Falls in July, you will find days in Big Sky are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are a bit cooler (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

West Yellowstone
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Artist Point. It doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Big Sky in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Medora Musical as well as Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, get to know the fascinating history of South Unit, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Medora Musical. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Medora travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Medora takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Medora at 83°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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