10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online road trip planner .

Newark to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Visit Yellowstone Historic Center and Earthquake Lake for their historical value. Bring the kids along to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Big Sky (River Rafting & Tubing & Ousel Falls Trail). There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, stop by Eagle's Store, and get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone day trip app .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in West Yellowstone: highs are around 75°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ousel Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

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 8th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gardiner trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 9th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, and finally stop by The Last Wind-Up. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at Bozeman Public Library and then take an in-depth tour of Gallatin History Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip maker tool .

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in August, expect Bozeman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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