8 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

8 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

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Fly to Great Falls International Airport, Drive to Three Forks
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Three Forks
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
Fly

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Three Forks

Three Forks is a city in Gallatin County, Montana, United States and is located within the watershed valley system of both the Missouri and Mississippi rivers drainage basins — and is historically considered the birthplace or start of the Missouri River. On the 2nd (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Madison River, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Hot Springs, and finally sample the fine beverages at Willies Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Headwaters Heritage Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Missouri Headwaters State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Three Forks route planning tool.

Columbus to Three Forks is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to Three Forks. Traveling from Columbus in May, expect Three Forks to be little chillier, temps between 65°F and 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Three Forks

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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 Bozeman Hot Springs as well as Museum of the Rockies. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, hone your skills at Bozeman Hot Springs, and then sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Three Forks to Bozeman takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Bozeman can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Roosevelt Arch, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, and then stroll through Fountain Paint Pot.

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You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bozeman in May: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 57°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip