10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Bozeman, Bus to Gardiner
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights


Gardiner — 1 night

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the activities along Yellowstone River and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Gardiner is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Gardiner due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, things will get colder in Gardiner: highs are around 57°F and lows about 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip

Bozeman — 3 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours & River Rafting & Tubing) and Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, and stop by The Last Wind-Up.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman online tour builder.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gardiner in May; daily highs in Bozeman reach 65°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helena.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Helena — 2 nights

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena and then see what you can catch with Montana Fishing Outfitters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, then ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, and then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helena trip planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Helena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In May, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

Glacier National Park — 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helena to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Montana travel guide

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.