12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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12 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Moose
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Driggs
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Browning
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Bigfork
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Moiese
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Columbus

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. To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman sightseeing planner.

Columbus to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Columbus to Bozeman, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Columbus in June, with highs in Bozeman at 77°F and lows at 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Parks

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Faithful, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Artist Point, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Mystic Falls Trail and Mud Volcano. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to S Rim Trail and Artists’ Paintpots. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, cruise along Grand Loop Road, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Moose.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Step off the beaten path and head to Leigh Lake and Cascade Canyon. Visiting String Lake and Teton Point Turnout will get you outdoors. Take a break from Moose with a short trip to 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive in Grand Teton National Park, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, snap pictures at Snake River Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, and admire all the interesting features of Moose Wilson Road.

Discover how to plan a Moose trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Moose in 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moose, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Driggs.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
String Lake ©
String Lake
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon

1
night
Driggs

Driggs
Driggs is a city in Teton County, Idaho, United States. For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Driggs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Moose to Driggs takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Driggs can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for Browning.

Things to do in Driggs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

1
night
Browning

Browning
Browning is a town in Glacier County, Montana. To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Browning planner .

Getting from Driggs to Browning by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Browning

Shopping Museums

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Virginia Falls, Grinnell Glacier and Going-to-the-Sun Road. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Browning to Glacier National Park. June in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Bigfork.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
night
Bigfork

Bigfork ©
Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flathead Lake Charters.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bigfork visit app .

Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to Bigfork with the Route module. July in Bigfork sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moiese.

Things to do in Bigfork

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flathead Lake Charters ©
Flathead Lake Charters

few
hours
Moiese

Moiese ©
National Bison Range has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Moiese day trip planning app .

Getting from Bigfork to Moiese by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Moiese can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Moiese

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range

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