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Seattle to Yellowstone National Park drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets

Seattle to Yellowstone National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Yellowstone National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Seattle and Yellowstone National Park. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Seattle
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:32 am  Roslyn
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:32 am
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:47 pm  Cheney
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:47 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:13 pm  Missoula
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Missoula
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:42 am  Butte
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:42 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:00 pm  Bozeman
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:00 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:13 pm  Cody
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:13 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:22 pm  arrive at Yellowstone National Park

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Seattle, Washington.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Missoula  (9 answers)
    restaurants around Missoula:
        Five on Black
    questions about Missoula:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Missoula?
Butte  (6 answers)
    questions about Butte:
        Cowboy experience in Butte
Bozeman  (19 answers)
Cody  (11 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Yellowstone National Park.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Yellowstone National Park?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Yellowstone National Park. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Janice from asked:
Walking with difficulty. What can I do while family hikes?  (6 answers)

profile  Steven from asked:
Bucket- List road trip  (3 answers)

profile  Kim from asked:
Stop off driving between Yellowston and Yosemite  (2 answers)

profile  Blair from Tigard, Oregon asked:
What to do with one day at Yellowstone?  (2 answers)

profile  Chris from New York City asked:
Need help with Yellowstone itinerary for family of 4  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Yellowstone National Park.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Yellowstone National Park to Seattle drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Or get a full Seattle to Yellowstone National Park flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Seattle well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Seattle!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 941 miles
driving time of 14 hours, 50 minutes
Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour ahead of Seattle
248 Seattle travel answers
1 Roslyn travel answer
9 Missoula travel answers
6 Butte travel answers
19 Bozeman travel answers
11 Cody travel answers
90 Yellowstone National Park travel answers

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