6 days in Bozeman & West Yellowstone Itinerary

6 days in Bozeman & West Yellowstone Itinerary

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6 days in Bozeman & West Yellowstone Itinerary

Start: Bozeman
1
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Bozeman

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Shop till you drop at Angler's West Fly Fishing and Bozeman Public Library. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Fishing Charters & Tours & Ousel Falls Trail). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, examine the collection at American Computer Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Bozeman. In September in Bozeman, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Sky, Angler's West Fly Fishing
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Angler's West Fly Fishing ©
Angler's West Fly Fishing
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

3
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 (Sat): hike along North Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sulphur Caldron, then stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and finally take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone day trip app .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bozeman in September: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 64°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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