11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an exotic tour of Yellowstone Safari Company and then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman. On your second day here, engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies, then see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman day trip website.

Austin to Bozeman is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Austin in August, plan for slightly colder days in Bozeman, with highs around 84°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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3
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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gardiner: West Yellowstone (Horizon Travel Yeti Aviation, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, &more) and Cooke City Montana Museum (in Cooke City). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, admire all the interesting features of Beartooth Hwy, and let the river carry you with Montana Whitewater.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gardiner planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in August; daily highs in Gardiner reach 75°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Gardiner - with highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Grinnell Glacier
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Hiking Trail
Highline Trail
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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 4th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Glacier ZipLines, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Whitefish Depot and then get interesting insight from Rock Climb Montana.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Whitefish trip app.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Breweries & Distilleries

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Rock Climb Montana ©
Climbing Tour
Rock Climb Montana
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