35 days in Goldsboro, Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

35 days in Goldsboro, Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Goldsboro
— 7 nights
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Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Missoula International Airport, Drive to Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park
— 7 nights
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Polson
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Big Sky
— 3 nights
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 14 nights
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Goldsboro

— 7 nights
Goldsboro is a city in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Goldsboro: Jacksonville (Lynwood Park Zoo, Walton's Distillery, &more), Wilson Rose Garden (in Wilson) and Greenville (South Tar River Greenway & River Park North). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, stroll through Sylvan Heights Bird Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hike along Pine Cliffs Recreation Area - Neusiok Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Goldsboro road trip planning tool.

Charlotte to Goldsboro is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. July in Goldsboro sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Goldsboro

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 7 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 27th (Tue), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Goldsboro to Glacier National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Goldsboro to Glacier National Park. When traveling from Goldsboro in July, plan for little chillier days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Polson.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Polson

— 1 night
Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Kerr Dam, then see the interesting displays at Miracle of America Museum, then stop by Flathead Lake Cheese, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Flathead Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Polson online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to Polson. In July, daytime highs in Polson are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Big Sky.

Things to do in Polson

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Big Sky

— 3 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Explore Big Sky's surroundings by going to West Yellowstone (Yellowstone Big Gun Fun & Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Soldiers Chapel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and hike along Beehive Basin Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Big Sky trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Polson to Big Sky in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, Big Sky is a bit cooler than Polson - with highs of 75°F and lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 2 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 5th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Livingston Depot Center and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gardiner trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Gardiner takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 14 nights

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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, stroll through Hayden Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.