8 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

8 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yellowstone Country trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Billings Logan International Airport, Drive to Red Lodge
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Red Lodge
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nevada City
— 1 night
Drive to Gallatin Field, Fly to Wichita

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Red Lodge

— 1 night
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), look for gifts at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the exciting artwork at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Silver Run Trails, then contemplate the waterfront views at Wild Bill Lake, and then trek along Lake Fork Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Red Lodge travel route planner.

Wichita to Red Lodge is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Red Lodge. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wichita in July; daily highs in Red Lodge reach 83°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Trails · Shopping · Outdoors

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Bozeman takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Red Lodge in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Bozeman. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Parks' Fly Shop, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip tool.

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in July; daily highs in Gardiner reach 77°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Beehive Basin Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and Lone Peak. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone and stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nevada City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nevada City

— 1 night
On the 10th (Sat), see a world frozen in time at Nevada City Ghost Town.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nevada City trip planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Nevada City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, expect Nevada City to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nevada City

Historic Sites