5 days in Missoula, West Yellowstone & Jackson Hole Itinerary

5 days in Missoula, West Yellowstone & Jackson Hole Itinerary

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Missoula
— 1 night
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
3
Jackson Hole
— 1 night

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night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Caras Park, Missoula Art Museum and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. On the 25th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Missoula Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and then stroll around Caras Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Missoula trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Spokane to Missoula is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spokane to Missoula. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Spokane in September since evenings lows in Missoula dip to 44°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Caras Park ©
Caras Park
Missoula Art Museum ©
Missoula Art Museum

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nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You've added Mammoth Hot Springs, The Diamond P Ranch, Yellowstone River, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sat), trot along with The Diamond P Ranch, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Terrace Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, and finally get great views at Lookout Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone visit planner.

You can drive from Missoula to West Yellowstone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Missoula in September, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 64°F and lows about 32°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Jackson Hole.

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
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the views from Snake River Bridge and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Day Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole online trip maker.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from West Yellowstone in September since evenings lows in Jackson Hole dip to 38°F. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Snake River Bridge
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Yellowstone Day Tours ©
Yellowstone Day Tours
Snake River Bridge ©
Snake River Bridge

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