8 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

8 days in Yellowstone Country Itinerary

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— 4 nights
— 1 night
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights


Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours, Ousel Falls Trail, &more) and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, and browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman trip planning tool.

San Francisco to Bozeman is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Bozeman hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

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Side Trips

Big Sky, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
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Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park ©
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum


Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by Parks' Fly Shop, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in August; daily highs in Gardiner reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, thenget in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Yellowstone. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback and then contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Gardiner to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake