10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Shuttle:  7​h 30​min
1
Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
East Glacier Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Coram
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gardiner: Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower (in Cooke City), Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone) and Ousel Falls Trail (in Big Sky). And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore and take pictures at Beartooth Hwy, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner online sightseeing planner .

San Francisco to Gardiner is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Gardiner, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Gardiner to be colder, around 32°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to East Glacier Park.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Beartooth Hwy, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower, Ousel Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
East Glacier Park

East Glacier Park ©
East Glacier Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Glacier County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Glacier National Park (Baring Falls, Virginia Falls, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Two Medicine Lake.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the East Glacier Park tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to East Glacier Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coram.

Things to do in East Glacier Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
St. Mary Lake ©
St. Mary Lake
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls

3
nights
Coram

Coram is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Coram: Glacier National Park (Iceberg Lake Trail, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, & more). There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and get engrossed in the history at Depot Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Coram day trip tool .

You can drive from East Glacier Park to Coram in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coram

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Depot Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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