35 days in Goldsboro, Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

35 days in Goldsboro, Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Goldsboro
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Glacier National Park
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Polson
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Big Sky
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Gardiner
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Yellowstone National Park
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Goldsboro — 7 nights

Goldsboro is a city in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Goldsboro side-trips: Jacksonville (Lynwood Park Zoo, Walton's Distillery, &more), Wilson Rose Garden (in Wilson) and Greenville (South Tar River Greenway & River Park North). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, experience rural life at Simply Natural Creamery, and stroll through Alpaca Dreams.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Goldsboro trip planner.

Charlotte to Goldsboro is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Goldsboro can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.
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Side Trips

Glacier National Park — 7 nights

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. The adventure continues: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goldsboro to Glacier National Park. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Goldsboro to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Goldsboro in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be cooler, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Polson.
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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.
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, stroll the grounds of 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.
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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.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park — 14 nights

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. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, stroll through Hayden Valley, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Gardiner to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Gardiner in August, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Montana travel guide

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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.