9 days in Jackson Hole & Montana Itinerary

9 days in Jackson Hole & Montana Itinerary

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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton, and then don't miss a visit to Town Square.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip builder site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Jackson Hole is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mexico City in August since evenings lows in Jackson Hole dip to 7°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Observation Point Trail, Blue Star Spring, &more). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, West Yellowstone is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trip

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 8th (Sun), admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helena trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, expect Helena to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Whitefish

— 2 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see what you can catch with State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC, then kick back and relax at City Beach, and then make a trip to Whitefish Depot.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Whitefish trip maker.

You can drive from Helena to Whitefish in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Helena in August since evenings lows in Whitefish dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.