15 days in Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 1 night
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Fort Laramie
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights


Whitefish — 2 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Lone Pine State Park. Step out of Whitefish with an excursion to Swan River Nature Trail in Bigfork--about 50 minutes away.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Whitefish trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Whitefish is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Whitefish due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Minneapolis in May since evenings lows in Whitefish dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Missoula.
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Side Trips

Missoula — 1 night

On the 11th (Thu), stroll around Silver Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sentinel, then contemplate the long history of Travelers' Rest State Park, and finally look for gifts at Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Missoula trip builder website.

Getting from Whitefish to Missoula by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

West Yellowstone — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Midway Geyser Basin and Fountain Paint Pot. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Firehole River, Steamboat Geyser, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, cast your line with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Yellowstone, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip builder site.

You can drive from Missoula to West Yellowstone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Missoula in May, expect West Yellowstone to be a bit cooler, temps between 57°F and 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Laramie.
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Side Trip

Fort Laramie — 1 night

On the 16th (Tue), hike along Oregon Trail Ruts and then take in the views from Army Iron Bridge.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from West Yellowstone to Fort Laramie. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in May: high temperatures in Fort Laramie hover around 68°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Laramie.
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Highlights from your trip

Laramie — 2 nights

On the 17th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Laramie Historic Railroad Depot, then appreciate the history behind Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument, then explore the world behind art at University of Wyoming Art Museum, and finally make a trip to Laramie Mural Project. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Laramie Plains Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary, and then take in the exciting artwork at Country Junction.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Laramie trip builder.

You can drive from Fort Laramie to Laramie in 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fort Laramie in May; daily highs in Laramie reach 59°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly to Jackson Hole.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trip

Jackson Hole — 3 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School and Teton Pass. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Grand Teton National Park (Teton Park Road, Leigh Lake, &more) and Snake River (in Moose). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson, admire all the interesting features of Moose Wilson Road, take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen Images of Nature, and surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Laramie to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Montana travel guide

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.

Wyoming travel guide

Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.