3 days in Fort Collins, Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

3 days in Fort Collins, Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Fort Collins
— 1 day
Fly
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Fort Collins

— 1 day
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Fort Collins trip planner.

Denver to Fort Collins is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Fort Collins can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bozeman.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman vacation site.

Getting from Fort Collins to Bozeman by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Collins in September; daily highs in Bozeman reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. You'll set off for West Yellowstone on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

West Yellowstone

— 1 day
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 1st (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone day trip tool.

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Bozeman in October, things will get a bit cooler in West Yellowstone: highs are around 50°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour builder site.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.