16 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

16 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yellowstone Country trip planner
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Bozeman
— 5 nights
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Nevada City
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 6 nights
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
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Bozeman — 5 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Soldiers Chapel and Yellowstone Gateway Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Madison River and Montana Science Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Headwaters Heritage Museum (in Three Forks), Lava Lake Trail (in Gallatin Gateway) and Big Sky Chapel (in Big Sky). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Grotto Falls Trail, walk around Gallatin County Regional Park, learn the secrets of beer at Tour De Foam, and make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman itinerary maker.

Dayton to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dayton to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dayton in June, Bozeman is a bit cooler at night with lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nevada City.
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Nevada City — 1 night

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nevada City trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Nevada City takes 1.5 hours. In June in Nevada City, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 6 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get some historical perspective at Earthquake Lake and S Rim Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Midway Geyser Basin and Dragon's Mouth Springs. Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Firehole River, Mystic Falls Trail, &more). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nevada City to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nevada City in June, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gardiner.
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Gardiner — 3 nights

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop, explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, and then trek along Osprey Falls Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gardiner holiday planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 35°F. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sun).
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