8 days in Denver, Bozeman & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Denver, Bozeman & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Lookout Mountain and Eldorado Canyon. Explore hidden gems such as Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar and Eldorado Canyon State Park. There's more to do: stroll through Cherry Creek Trail and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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New York City to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Denver when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Bozeman.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 2 nights
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 6th (Tue): stop by The Last Wind-Up, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Soldiers Chapel. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, learn the secrets of beer at Tour De Foam, and then sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

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You can fly from Denver to Bozeman in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Denver in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Bozeman, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Adventure

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then cruise along Firehole Lake Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser.

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You can drive from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Bozeman in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. You will leave for home on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive