10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana itinerary planner
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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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. Kids will enjoy Museum of the Rockies and Downtown Bozeman. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River, examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter, and soothe aching muscles at Spire Climbing Center.

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New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Bozeman. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for little chillier days in Bozeman, with highs around 59°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gardiner.
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Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Gardiner — 1 night

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 11th (Tue), look for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bozeman to Gardiner by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in October, expect Gardiner to be slightly colder, temps between 50°F and 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.
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Tours · Shopping · Outdoors

West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Earthquake Lake and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone day trip planning app.

Drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to West Glacier.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

West Glacier — 3 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Glacier National Park (Grinnell Glacier & Going-to-the-Sun Road). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Glacier National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the West Glacier tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from West Yellowstone to West Glacier by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in October; daily highs in West Glacier reach 56°F and lows reach 31°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Montana travel guide

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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.
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