10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planning website.

Madison to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Madison in July since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for gifts at Willow's HuckleberryLand, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take an unorthodox tour of Montana Vortex and House of Mystery. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Whitefish trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Whitefish takes 1.5 hours. July in Whitefish sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Whitefish

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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 21st (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally stop by Send it Home.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone holiday tool.

You can drive from Whitefish to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Whitefish in July: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 77°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Gardiner trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gardiner are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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Bozeman

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 23rd (Fri): stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, then get interesting insight from Tours, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman tour site.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in July: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 86°F and lows are around 50°F. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Montana travel guide

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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.