7 days in Wyoming, Montana & Pittsburg Itinerary

7 days in Wyoming, Montana & Pittsburg Itinerary

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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Big Sky
— 1 night
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Drive to Gallatin Field, Fly to Joplin Regional Airport, Drive to Pittsburg
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Pittsburg
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 1st (Sun), trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park tour planner.

Chicago to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan trip to Big Sky with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Big Sky by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Big Sky can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburg.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Pittsburg

— 1 night
Pittsburg is a city in Crawford County, Kansas, United States, located in Southeast Kansas near the Missouri state border. On the 7th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburg trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Big Sky to Pittsburg with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Big Sky to Pittsburg is 1 hour. While traveling from Big Sky, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Pittsburg, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 69°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Pittsburg

Historic Sites

Wyoming travel guide

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Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.