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Trip Information

Number of Nights: 7

Seasons: May – Early September

Start / End: Billings, MT

Average Price: $5700

Detailed Itinerary

Start: Billings, MT

Starting from Billings, Montana, you will drive to Livingston to spend the night. Learn more about Billings.

Billings to Livingston: 120 miles

1 night Livingston, MT

Livingston is the epitome of small-town charm with its locally-run stores and easy access to the Yellowstone River for a relaxing float. Learn more about Livingston.

Livingston to Yellowstone: 95 miles

2 nights Yellowstone National Park (Western Area)

Next, you will head through the northern entrance of Yellowstone to begin your journey around Yellowstone National Park. Stop at one of the major gateways to the park featuring museums, research parks, and activities. From here, you can quickly begin exploring the wonders of the park. Learn more about Yellowstone National Park. Learn more about Yellowstone National Park.

West to South: 35 mile

1 night Yellowstone National Park (Southern Area)

Heading south, you will have the opportunity to travel through the Geyser Basins, hike the Grand Prismatic Spring and experience Old Faithful erupt before your eyes. Learn more about Yellowstone National Park.

South to East: 37 miles

2 nights Yellowstone National Park (Eastern Area)

Traveling around the lower loop, you will head to the Canyon area of Yellowstone for two nights. Passing through Lamar Valley, you will most likely be slowed by buffalo in your path. You will also have an opportunity to hike out to see the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and see the various falls created in the Canyon Learn more about Yellowstone National Park. Learn more about Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone to Red Lodge: 150 miles

1 night Red Lodge, MT

The last night will be spent in Red Lodge. After driving over the famous Beartooth Highway, you can relax and enjoy your last night. If you would like to extend your road trip, we suggest adding two nights at Grand Teton National Park.

Red Lodge to Billings: 60 miles

End: Billings, MT

Trip Extensions

View of the Grand Tetons over the Snake River Wyoming scaled from Tumbleweed Travel

2 nights Grand Teton National Park +$725

While it took over 20 years to establish, Grand Teton National Park is now beloved by everyone who gets to visit it. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this park all year round from the lush forests to the sparkling lakes to the snow-capped mountains. Enjoy a float along the river, hiking the trails, wildlife watching, and more when you add two nights at Grand Teton to your road trip!

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