16 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

16 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

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16 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Red Lodge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  8​h
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Cooke City (Clarks Fork Trail & Cooke City Montana Museum). The adventure continues: hike along Silver Run Trails, hit the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain, explore the activities along Wild Bill Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Philadelphia to Red Lodge is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Red Lodge is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, things will get slightly colder in Red Lodge: highs are around 75°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Gardiner.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Cooke City
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Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Montana Candy Emporium ©
Montana Candy Emporium

2
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection and then take in the natural beauty of Chico Hot Springs.

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Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Gardiner takes 3 hours. Traveling from Red Lodge in June, expect Gardiner to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

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Chico Hot Springs
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River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours
Chico Hot Springs ©
Chico Hot Springs

5
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Big Sky (Lone Peak, Ousel Falls Trail, & more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top, and contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Historic Center.

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You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Big Sky
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Big Sky Chapel, Big Sky Resort, & more) and Three Forks (Missouri Headwaters State Park & Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, stop by The Last Wind-Up, and sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

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Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 77°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Big Sky, Three Forks
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Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park ©
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Fishing Charters & Tours