10 days in Keystone & Montana Itinerary

10 days in Keystone & Montana Itinerary

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Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Bring the kids along to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more). Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine and explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Keystone trip itinerary maker site.

New York City to Keystone is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Keystone. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Keystone to be colder, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally look for gifts at Send it Home.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone travel route planning site.

You can fly from Keystone to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Keystone in August, West Yellowstone is slightly colder at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 1st (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Parks' Fly Shop, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Soldiers Chapel, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman route site.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Bozeman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in September: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 72°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the views at Logan Pass, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Avalanche Lake, then explore the activities along Lake McDonald, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Drive from Bozeman to West Glacier in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In September in West Glacier, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.