11 days in Montana & New York City Itinerary

11 days in Montana & New York City Itinerary

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11 days in Montana & New York City Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
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 next day, fly down the slopes at Big Sky Resort and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman day trip planning tool .

Newark to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Bozeman is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in September, expect nights in Bozeman to be cooler, around 41°F, while days are little chillier, around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Big Sky Resort
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Horseback Riding Tours
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

1
night
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 1st (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, West Yellowstone is little chillier than Bozeman - with highs of 64°F and lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Jackson Glacier Overlook. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Grinnell Glacier & Logan Pass). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our West Glacier trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from West Yellowstone to West Glacier in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Traveling from West Yellowstone in October, expect West Glacier to be a bit warmer, temps between 56°F and 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Philadelphia (Eastern State Penitentiary & Independence National Historical Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from West Glacier to New York City takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from West Glacier to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from West Glacier, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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