14 days in Yellowstone National Park, Billings & Houston Itinerary

14 days in Yellowstone National Park, Billings & Houston Itinerary

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14 days in Yellowstone National Park, Billings & Houston Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Billings
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Houston
— 3 nights
End: Houston

7
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.
Get outdoors at Uncle Tom's Trail and Artist Point. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Houston to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
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. On the 19th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, then sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty Street Brewing Company, then learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Angry Hank's Microbrewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then sample the tasty concoctions at Canyon Creek Brewing, and finally view the masterpieces at Toucan Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Billings trip planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Billings by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Billings, with highs around 89°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Billings

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
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Thirsty Street Brewing Company ©
Thirsty Street Brewing Company
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get in touch with nature at Hermann Park and Water Wall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Weimar (The Weimary & Whistling Duck Winery), Surfside Beach (in Surfside Beach) and Timber Creek Golf Club (in Friendswood). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Railean Rum Distillery, find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, walk around Smither Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Karbach Brewing.

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You can fly from Billings to Houston in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Billings to Houston is 1 hour. Traveling from Billings in July, things will get a bit warmer in Houston: highs are around 95°F and lows about 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Weimar, Railean Rum Distillery, Timber Creek Golf Club, Kemah Boardwalk, Surfside Beach
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Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Whistling Duck Winery ©
Whistling Duck Winery
The Weimary ©
The Weimary

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