29 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

29 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yellowstone Country travel route planner

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Bozeman
— 9 nights
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Big Timber
— 3 nights
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Red Lodge
— 3 nights
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
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Nevada City
— 5 nights
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, River Rafting & Tubing, &more), Three Forks (Headwaters Heritage Museum & Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park) and Livingston (Yellowstone Guidelines, Sacajawea Park, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Rockies, examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter, and explore the activities along Gallatin River.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip planner.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Big Timber.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Big Timber

— 3 nights
Big Timber is a city in and the county seat of Sweet Grass County, Montana, United States. Big Timber is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area, don't miss a visit to Two Rivers Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Crazy Mountain Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Big Timber holiday planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Big Timber in 1.5 hours. In June in Big Timber, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 46°F at night. You will leave for Red Lodge on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Big Timber

Nature · Parks · Museums

Red Lodge

— 3 nights
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Red Lodge: Cooke City (Clarks Fork Trail, Cooke City Montana Museum, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, shop like a local with Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Wild Bill Lake, and hike along Lake Fork Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Red Lodge trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Big Timber to Red Lodge takes 1.5 hours. In June in Red Lodge, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Gardiner.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Go for a jaunt from Gardiner to Pray to see Chico Hot Springs about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take a memorable tour with Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gardiner trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Red Lodge to Gardiner in 3 hours. Traveling from Red Lodge in June, things will get little chillier in Gardiner: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 5 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 (Beehive Basin Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and steep yourself in history at Earthquake Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone road trip planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nevada City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nevada City

— 5 nights
Nevada City is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Nevada City Ghost Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nevada City trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Nevada City in 1.5 hours. In June, Nevada City is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 76°F and lows of 45°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Nevada City

Historic Sites