5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

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5 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
West Yellowstone
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Gardiner
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

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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. On the 6th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bozeman route builder website .

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Bozeman. Traveling from New York City in August, Bozeman is colder at night with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.
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Emerson Cultural Center ©
Emerson Cultural Center

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night
Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yellowstone Club. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hit the slopes at Yellowstone Club, then fly down the slopes at Big Sky Resort, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Big Sky road trip tool .

Getting from Bozeman to Big Sky by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Bozeman in August, expect Big Sky to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 37°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Yellowstone Club ©
Yellowstone Club
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone online road trip planner .

You can drive from Big Sky to West Yellowstone in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©

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Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 8th (Thu), trek along Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then make a trip to Palette Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Horseback Riding Tours
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs

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