31 days in Yellowstone National Park & Montana Itinerary

31 days in Yellowstone National Park & Montana Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 13 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Billings
— 3 nights
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Helena
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Polson and see Sacajawea Park, which is approximately 9h 15 min away. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Gardiner Road, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park visit planning site.

Brisbane, Australia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in March, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 2°C and lows about -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sacajawea Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Henry's Lake State Park and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March since evenings lows in West Yellowstone dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Henry's Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
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, Lone Peak, &more). It doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Bridger Bowl and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crosscut Mountain Sport Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman trip planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in March, expect Bozeman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Big Sky
Highlights from your plan
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak
Bridger Bowl ©
Bridger Bowl

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Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Billings: Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture (in Huntley) and Red Lodge (Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery & Red Lodge Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, sample the tasty concoctions at Angry Hank's Microbrewery, stroll around Pioneer Park, and steep yourself in history at Yellowstone Kelly Interpretative Site.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Billings day trip planning site.

You can drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Billings can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Red Lodge, Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helena: Butte (The Mai Wah, Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, and get a taste of life in the country at Last Chance Ranch.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helena trip tool.

Traveling by car from Billings to Helena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. March in Helena sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Butte, Tizer Botanical Gardens & Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Copper Canyon Harley Davidson ©
Copper Canyon Harley Davidson
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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: get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, trek along Piegan Pass, and admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In March in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -4°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Swiftcurrent Pass Hike ©
Swiftcurrent Pass Hike
Swiftcurrent Mountain ©
Swiftcurrent Mountain

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