35 days in Butte & West Yellowstone Itinerary

35 days in Butte & West Yellowstone Itinerary

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35 days in Butte & West Yellowstone Itinerary

Start: Butte
— 31 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Butte


Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Popular historic sites such as World Museum of Mining and Big Hole National Battlefield are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Bannack State Park and Copper Canyon Harley Davidson. Venture out of the city with trips to Helena (Gates of the Mountains, Montana Historical Society Museum, & more), Tizer Botanical Gardens & Arboretum (in Jefferson City) and Dillon (Beaverhead River, Dillon Visitor Center, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Madison River, contemplate the long history of Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, get a taste of life in the country at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Virginia City National Historic Landmark.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Butte holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Butte. In June, daytime highs in Butte are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Butte

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Helena, Anaconda, Dillon, Philipsburg, Deer Lodge
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Berkeley Pit ©
Berkeley Pit
Madison River ©
Madison River
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park

West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 1st (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Butte to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Butte in July; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 77°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls