10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 15​min
1
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  10​h
End: New York City

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Roosevelt Arch.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gardiner trip itinerary planning site .

New York City to Gardiner is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Gardiner, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Gardiner to be much colder, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Roosevelt Arch ©
Roosevelt Arch
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone online tour builder .

Drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 26th (Fri), hike along River's Edge Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then enjoy some music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus; or fly. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, things will get a bit warmer in Great Falls: highs are around 86°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail

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.
Get in touch with nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. The adventure continues: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park day trip tool .

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. July in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 30th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Conrad Mansion, then play a few rounds at Whitefish Lake Golf Club, and then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Whitefish attractions planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Whitefish are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Conrad Mansion
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club

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