11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Cooke City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
West Glacier
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, then take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, and then admire all the interesting features of Beartooth Highway.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cooke City tour itinerary planning tool .

Washington DC to Cooke City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Cooke City is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Cooke City hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Natural Bridge State Park, Beartooth Hwy

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Venture out of the city with trips to Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner) and Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail, The Soldiers Chapel, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone online visit planner .

Getting from Cooke City to West Yellowstone by car takes about 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Sky, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Logan Pass, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, & more). There's more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and hike along Trail of the Cedars.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the West Glacier trip maker site .

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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in June, with highs in West Glacier at 75°F and lows at 45°F. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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