9 days in Medora, Big Sky & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

9 days in Medora, Big Sky & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Medora, Big Sky & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  8​h
1
Medora
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Big Sky
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 45​min
End: Sioux Falls

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night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Medora Musical as well as Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and then take in a show at Medora Musical. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Medora trip builder.

Minneapolis to Medora is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Medora is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Medora, with lows of 57°F. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

South Unit
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
South Unit ©
South Unit
Medora Musical ©
Medora Musical

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nights
Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Your list of things to see and do now includes Norris Hot Springs, Beehive Basin Trail, Montana Whitewater Raft Company, and other attractions. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and River Rafting & Tubing. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of the Rockies and Downtown Bozeman. Take a break from Big Sky with a short trip to Yellowstone Big Gun Fun in West Yellowstone, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Big Sky travel planner.

You can drive from Medora to Big Sky in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Medora in July, plan for little chillier nights in Big Sky, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Norris Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Prismatic Spring, Norris Geyser Basin, Artist Point, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, then don't miss a visit to Artist Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Big Sky to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Big Sky - with highs of 73°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful