16 days in Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

16 days in Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Billings
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Philipsburg
— 2 nights

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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, then admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, and then do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Billings tour site.

Richmond to Billings is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Richmond to Billings, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richmond in June, things will get a bit cooler in Billings: highs are around 80°F and lows about 54°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Billings

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone.

Make your West Yellowstone itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Billings to West Yellowstone takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Billings, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in West Yellowstone, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Museum of the Yellowstone ©
Museum of the Yellowstone

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and S Rim Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, and admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online itinerary maker.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bozeman.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Your day by day itinerary now includes Madison River Brewing, Montana Science Center and Mammoth Hot Springs. Visiting Ousel Falls Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bozeman trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Bozeman in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Bozeman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Fishing Charters & Tours
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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Great Falls

Great Falls
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Great Falls trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Great Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 9th (Tue), you're off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Escape the urban bustle at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park day trip app.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. On the 13th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Ohrmann Museum & Gallery, contemplate the long history of Grant-Kohrs Ranch, then examine the collection at Old Montana Prison Complex, then see the interesting displays at Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation, and finally go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philipsburg sightseeing planning website.

Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to Philipsburg with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Philipsburg can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Old Montana Prison Complex ©
Old Montana Prison Complex
Ohrmann Museum & Gallery ©
Ohrmann Museum & Gallery
The Sweet Palace ©
The Sweet Palace

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