29 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

29 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yellowstone Country trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Billings Logan International Airport, Drive to Red Lodge
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Red Lodge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cooke City
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nevada City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 8 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive
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Big Timber
— 3 nights
Drive to Billings Logan International Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo

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Red Lodge

— 3 nights
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary and Basin Creek Lakes Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Fork Trail and Red Lodge Mountain. And it doesn't end there: hike along Silver Run Trails, explore the activities along Wild Bill Lake, get engrossed in the history at Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, and stop by Babcock & Miles.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Red Lodge trip itinerary app.

Kalamazoo to Red Lodge is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Red Lodge due to the time zone difference. July in Red Lodge sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Cooke City.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Cooke City

— 2 nights
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower, and finally trek along Clarks Fork Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Yellowstone Trading Post.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cooke City online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Cooke City takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Red Lodge in July, with highs in Cooke City at 73°F and lows at 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

West Yellowstone

— 5 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Take a break from the city and head to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Yellowstone River. Step off the beaten path and head to Earthquake Lake and Museum of the Yellowstone. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and get outside with Yellowstone Nature Connection.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Cooke City to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. July in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nevada City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Nevada City

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

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nevada City trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Nevada City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, Nevada City is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 85°F and lows of 50°F. You'll set off for Bozeman on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Nevada City

Historic Sites

Bozeman

— 8 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Popular historic sites such as Downtown Bozeman and Missouri Headwaters State Park are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Bridger Bowl. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours, The Soldiers Chapel, &more) and Lava Lake Trail (in Gallatin Gateway). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River, get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip planner.

You can drive from Nevada City to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. In July in Bozeman, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Big Sky Resort. Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Wilderness Connection. Step out of Gardiner with an excursion to Chico Hot Springs in Pray--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner road trip app.

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bozeman in July: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 77°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Big Timber.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Big Timber

— 3 nights
Big Timber is a city in and the county seat of Sweet Grass County, Montana, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area and Crazy Mountain Museum. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Two Rivers Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Timber trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Big Timber takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Gardiner in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Big Timber: highs are around 88°F and lows about 52°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Big Timber

Nature · Parks · Museums