17 days in Yellowstone National Park, Montana & Sioux Falls Itinerary

17 days in Yellowstone National Park, Montana & Sioux Falls Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Darby
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Missoula
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Polson
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and get great views at Lookout Point.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Milan to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Milan in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darby.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Darby

Darby is a town in Ravalli County, Montana, United States. For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Darby itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Darby with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Darby at 73°F and lows at 45°F. You will leave for Missoula on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Darby

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Missoula

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Missoula trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Darby to Missoula in 1.5 hours. In May, Missoula is little chillier than Darby - with highs of 68°F and lows of 40°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Polson.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Polson

— 4 nights
Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Polson: National Bison Range (in Moiese) and Bigfork (Eric Thorsen Art Studio, Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Flathead Lake, see human ingenuity at work at Kerr Dam, stop by Flathead Lake Cheese, and sample the tasty concoctions at Glacier Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Polson planner.

You can drive from Missoula to Polson in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Polson

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Polson to Glacier National Park. In May, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Great Falls online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In May in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife · Nature · Museums · Parks

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, then meet the residents at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, and then make a trip to Michelangelo's David replica.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Sioux Falls trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Great Falls to Sioux Falls takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Great Falls in May since evenings lows in Sioux Falls dip to 46°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Montana travel guide

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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.