5 days in Bozeman, Big Sky & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

5 days in Bozeman, Big Sky & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Bozeman, Big Sky & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bozeman online trip itinerary maker .

San Francisco to Bozeman is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Bozeman, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Bozeman hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Bozeman

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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Bozeman Public Library ©
Bozeman Public Library

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Big Sky

Big Sky
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, trek along Ousel Falls Trail, and then head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sky trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Big Sky takes an hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bozeman in July, with highs in Big Sky at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then trek along Artist Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website .

You can drive from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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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