5 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

5 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

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5 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone day trip planner .

Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for slightly colder days in West Yellowstone, with highs around 75°F, while nights are colder with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Big Sky, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
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 17th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Missouri Headwaters State Park, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum, and then stroll through Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bozeman trip itinerary website .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Bozeman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, Bozeman is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 84°F and lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Missouri Headwaters State Park
Highlights from your plan
Missouri Headwaters State Park ©
Missouri Headwaters State Park
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours