15 days in Bozeman, Yellowstone National Park & Cody Itinerary

15 days in Bozeman, Yellowstone National Park & Cody Itinerary

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15 days in Bozeman, Yellowstone National Park & Cody Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Wellington

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and then sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bridger Bowl.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman travel planning app .

Wellington, New Zealand to Bozeman is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Bozeman is minus 19 hours. Traveling from Wellington in November, things will get cooler in Bozeman: highs are around 6°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

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Bridger Bowl ©
Bridger Bowl
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 22nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in November, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 0°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam, and then examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, take a peaceful walk through Shoshone National Forest, then get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cody trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November: high temperatures in Cody hover around 7°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

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Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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