6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Casper
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cooke City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Casper

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 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Eagle's Store. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone tour itinerary maker app .

Casper to West Yellowstone is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In July, West Yellowstone is little chillier than Casper - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky Resort, Horseback Riding Tours
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Horseback Riding Tours
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area). On the 5th (Sun), get curious at Museum of the Rockies, then enjoy the sand and surf at Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area), and then sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip maker app .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 86°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Bozeman Spirits Distillery ©
Bozeman Spirits Distillery

2
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and then cruise along Beartooth Highway. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Yellowstone Trading Post, hike along Artist Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally stop by Cooke City General Store.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cooke City online trip maker .

Drive from Bozeman to Cooke City in 3 hours. In July, Cooke City is little chillier than Bozeman - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Hwy
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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