17 days in West Yellowstone & Whitefish Itinerary

17 days in West Yellowstone & Whitefish Itinerary

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17 days in West Yellowstone & Whitefish Itinerary

Whitefish
Drive:  7​h 15​min
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Whitefish
— 14 nights
Whitefish

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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 28th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Two Top.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone itinerary planner.

Whitefish to West Yellowstone is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Whitefish in May, with highs in West Yellowstone at 54°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Whitefish.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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Yellowstone National Park
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West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mission Mountain Winery and Museum of the Plains Indian. Take a break from the city and head to Iceberg Lake Trail and River Rafting & Tubing. Get out of town with these interesting Whitefish side-trips: Glacier National Park (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Lake McDonald, & more), Polebridge (The Polebridge Mercantile & Home Ranch Bottoms) and West Glacier (Helicopter Tours & Hidden Lake). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company, admire the majestic nature at Flathead Lake State Park, and admire the sheer force of Aster Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Whitefish vacation trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Whitefish in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in May, with highs in Whitefish at 65°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Polebridge, West Glacier, Hungry Horse, Kalispell
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Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
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Grinnell Glacier
Hidden Lake ©
Hidden Lake

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