22 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

22 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 9 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Timber
— 1 night
Drive
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Red Lodge
— 5 nights
Drive to Billings Logan International Airport, Fly to Atlanta

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Bozeman

— 9 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Big Sky (Big Sky Chapel, Big Sky Resort, &more), Headwaters Heritage Museum (in Three Forks) and Livingston (Dan Bailey's Fly Shop, Yellowstone Guidelines, &more). On the 10th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bridger Bowl. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum, look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, stroll around Gallatin County Regional Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip planning app.

Atlanta to Bozeman is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Bozeman is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in April: highs in Bozeman hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 4 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, look for gifts at Send it Home, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to West Yellowstone, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Bozeman in April, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 44°F and lows about 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 2 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 18th (Sun), explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone Year Round Safaris. Keep things going the next day: stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets, witness a stunning natural landmark at Chico Hot Springs, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner road trip app.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Gardiner can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Big Timber.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Big Timber

— 1 night
Big Timber is a city in and the county seat of Sweet Grass County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area, examine the collection at Crazy Mountain Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Two Rivers Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Big Timber trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Big Timber takes 1.5 hours. In April, Big Timber is a bit warmer than Gardiner - with highs of 56°F and lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Big Timber

Nature · Parks · Museums

Red Lodge

— 5 nights
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Red Lodge side-trips: Cooke City (Yellowstone Trading Post, Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Red Lodge Mountain, trek along Basin Creek Lakes Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, and explore the activities along Wild Bill Lake.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Red Lodge day trip planner.

Getting from Big Timber to Red Lodge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 32°F. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip