5 days in Billings, Yellowstone National Park & Jackson Hole Itinerary

5 days in Billings, Yellowstone National Park & Jackson Hole Itinerary

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5 days in Billings, Yellowstone National Park & Jackson Hole Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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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. On the 17th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, then explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, then contemplate the long history of Pompeys Pillar, and finally explore the striking landscape at Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

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Dallas to Billings is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Billings is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Dallas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Billings, with highs around 75°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
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Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), hike along Artist Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool .

Drive from Billings to Yellowstone National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Billings in September, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 20th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Town Square, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and then identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

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