12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cooke City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bozeman trip planner.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Bozeman. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Bozeman: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Palisade Falls ©
Palisade Falls
Grotto Falls Trail ©
Grotto Falls Trail
Bozeman Spirits Distillery ©
Bozeman Spirits Distillery

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, ponder the design of Fountain Paint Pot, and then explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in September, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum, then stop by Cooke City General Store, then take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, and finally cruise along Beartooth Highway.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cooke City vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Cooke City takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cooke City can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Cooke City

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Inspiration Point and Laurance Rockefeller Preserve. Step out of the city life by going to Oxbow Bend and Antelope Flats. Spend the 30th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road and snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cooke City to Jackson Hole takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cooke City in September, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trail of the Cedars and Grinnell Glacier. Get outdoors at Iceberg Lake Trail and Lake McDonald. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park tour builder website .

Getting from Jackson Hole to Glacier National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hidden Lake
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Lake McDonald ©
Lake McDonald
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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