9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
Drive:  6​h
1
Billings
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Red Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cooke City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Gardiner
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cody
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Rapid City

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hours
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. You've now added ZooMontana to your itinerary.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings road trip app .

Rapid City to Billings is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Billings

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
ZooMontana ©
ZooMontana

1
night
Red Lodge

Red Lodge
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chief Joseph Hwy as well as Beartooth Highway.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Red Lodge attractions planning website .

Getting from Billings to Red Lodge by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Billings in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Red Lodge, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cooke City.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Beartooth Hwy, Chief Joseph Hwy

1
night
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Yellowstone Trading Post has been added to your itinerary.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cooke City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Red Lodge to Cooke City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Red Lodge in June: high temperatures in Cooke City hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Cooke City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Trading Post ©
Yellowstone Trading Post

1
day
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Norris Geyser Basin as well as Mammoth Hot Springs. On the 4th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gardiner day trip planning site .

You can drive from Cooke City to Gardiner in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gardiner are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin

5
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Family-friendly places like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Firehole Canyon Drive will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Old Faithful Inn, Grand Loop Road, & more).

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to West Yellowstone fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cody.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Cody

Cody
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cody holiday site .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Cody takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cody: highs are around 75°F and lows about 51°F. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors Parks Tours

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