9 days in West Yellowstone & Big Sky Itinerary

9 days in West Yellowstone & Big Sky Itinerary

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9 days in West Yellowstone & Big Sky Itinerary

Start: West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Big Sky
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: West Yellowstone

5
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Yellowstone National Park (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Terrace Spring, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone online attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to West Yellowstone. December in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of -1°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
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Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 1st (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sky road trip website .

Drive from West Yellowstone to Big Sky in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Big Sky are 21°F, while nighttime lows are -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Downtown Bozeman
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Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin

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