8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Big Sky Itinerary

8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Big Sky Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive to Billings, Fly to Minneapolis

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online journey planner.

Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 33°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at OZssage Therapeutic Massage & Spa, then take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, and then hike along Ousel Falls Trail. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Soldiers Chapel, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Big Sky attractions planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Big Sky in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Big Sky are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Spas