10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  11​h
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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 5th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bozeman route builder tool .

Fort Lauderdale to Bozeman is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Bozeman. Expect cooler evenings in Bozeman when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Montana Gift Corral ©
Montana Gift Corral

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stop by Parks' Fly Shop, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gardiner online trip maker .

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in July, with highs in Gardiner at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

2
nights
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 8th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then look for gifts at Eagle's Store, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 10th (Wed), explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Great Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus; or fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: high temperatures in Great Falls hover around 86°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

4
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 Virginia Falls and Grinnell Glacier. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Great Falls to Glacier National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

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