14 days in Billings, Bozeman & West Yellowstone Itinerary

14 days in Billings, Bozeman & West Yellowstone Itinerary

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14 days in Billings, Bozeman & West Yellowstone Itinerary

Start: Billings
1
Billings
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Billings

7
nights
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. Visit Little Bighorn Battlefield and Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe for their historical value. Moss Mansion and Yellowstone Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Billings: Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar), Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen) and Big Horn County Historical Museum (in Hardin). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the exciting artwork at Toucan Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Pompeys Pillar, and make a trip to Pictograph Cave State Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Billings trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Billings. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Lodge, Crow Agency, Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Custer Battlefield Museum, Big Horn County Historical Museum
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Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe ©

3
nights
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 18th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, then see the interesting displays at American Computer Museum, and then trek along Ousel Falls Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, and then stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bozeman trip builder app .

Getting from Billings to Bozeman by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Billings in August, Bozeman is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Sky
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American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get some cultural insight at Uncle Tom's Trail and Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Old Faithful. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Firehole Canyon Drive, Gibbon Falls, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River and have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bozeman in August, with highs in West Yellowstone at 75°F and lows at 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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