14 days in Polson, Yellowstone National Park & Aztec Itinerary

14 days in Polson, Yellowstone National Park & Aztec Itinerary

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Drive to Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal, Fly to Missoula International Airport, Drive to Polson
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Polson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Aztec
— 8 nights
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Drive to Four Corners Regional Airport, Fly to Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal, Drive to Champaign

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Polson — 2 nights

Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Flathead Lake and then see the interesting displays at Miracle of America Museum. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then stroll through Bison Range.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Polson trip planner.

Champaign to Polson is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Champaign in October: high temperatures in Polson hover around 56°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Polson to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Polson in October, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aztec.
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Aztec — 8 nights

Aztec is a city and county seat of San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added Aztec Ruins National Monument to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aztec: Mesa Verde National Park (Petroglyph Point Hike, Step House, &more), Angel Peak (in Bloomfield) and Nageezi (Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Pueblo Bonito, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ of the Desert Monastary, do a tasting at Wines of the San Juan, don't miss a visit to Aztec Sandstone Arches, and examine the collection at Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aztec travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Aztec. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Aztec to be a bit warmer, around 39°F, while days are much warmer, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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