5 days in Missoula, West Yellowstone & Jackson Hole Itinerary

5 days in Missoula, West Yellowstone & Jackson Hole Itinerary

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Missoula
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West Yellowstone
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Jackson Hole
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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation as well as Caras Park. On the 25th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and then stroll around Caras Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Missoula tour builder.

Spokane to Missoula is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Spokane to Missoula, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spokane in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Missoula, with lows of 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Wildlife
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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Caras Park ©
Caras Park

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You've added Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Lookout Point, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sat), explore the activities along Yellowstone River, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Gardiner Road, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Terrace Spring, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then get great views at Lookout Point, and finally take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone online attractions planner.

Drive from Missoula to West Yellowstone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Missoula in September, with highs in West Yellowstone at 64°F and lows at 32°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Museum of Wildlife Art, Wyoming Stargazing, Bridger Gondola, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, then get outside with Bridger Gondola, then examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 38°F in Jackson Hole. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake

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