8 days in Bozeman, West Yellowstone & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Bozeman, West Yellowstone & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Bozeman, West Yellowstone & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Bozeman
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Bozeman

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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. To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Bozeman. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Parks

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day
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in August; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 75°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uncle Tom's Trail and Hayden Valley. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, hike along Artist Point, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yellowstone National Park using our trip planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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