6 days in Big Sky & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

6 days in Big Sky & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Big Sky & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Train:  9​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
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 15th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, then trek along Ousel Falls Trail, and then get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sky trip maker tool .

Philadelphia to Big Sky is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Big Sky. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Big Sky, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks Outdoors Nature

4
nights
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site .

Getting from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling 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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