10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cooke City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
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 20th (Thu): head outdoors with Bozeman Angler.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman online day trip planner .

Los Angeles to Bozeman is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Bozeman is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Bozeman. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum, hike along Clarks Fork Trail, then take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cooke City route builder site .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Cooke City takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in June, with highs in Cooke City at 66°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Cooke City

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum
Yellowstone Trading Post ©
Yellowstone Trading Post

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night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 23rd (Sun), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner day trip planning tool .

Getting from Cooke City to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gardiner can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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West Yellowstone

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 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone route planner .

Getting from Gardiner to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Meadow Lark Country Club, get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Great Falls visit planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in June: high temperatures in Great Falls hover around 76°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: hike along Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Great Falls to Glacier National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and car. In June in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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