11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
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West Glacier
— 4 nights

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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 28th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman trip planner.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Gardiner (Horseback Riding Tours & River Rafting & Tubing) and Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe (in Cooke City). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, cruise along Beartooth Hwy, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Yellowstone, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone travel route planning site.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in August, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 75°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River
Horseback Riding Tours

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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Iceberg Lake Trail, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, &more). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the West Glacier day trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to West Glacier takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in September; daily highs in West Glacier reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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

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