10 days in Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

10 days in Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Sky
— 3 nights
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West Glacier — 2 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Go for a jaunt from West Glacier to Glacier National Park to see Going-to-the-Sun Road about 42 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Glacier National Park. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Hidden Lake, and stroll through Trail of the Cedars.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the West Glacier trip itinerary planning site.

Birmingham to West Glacier is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in June, you will find days in West Glacier are little chillier (75°F), and nights are cooler (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Gardiner.
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Gardiner — 1 night

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Chico Hot Springs and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Yellowstone River, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from West Glacier to Gardiner in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In June, Gardiner is slightly colder than West Glacier - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring. On the next day, hike along Jenny Lake Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park holiday builder.

You can drive from Gardiner to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. In June in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Big Sky.
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Big Sky — 3 nights

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Big Sky is known for adventure, winter sports, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort, and hike along Ousel Falls Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sky online holiday planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Big Sky in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. June in Big Sky sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Montana travel guide

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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.
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