11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Gallatin History Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip planner.

Orlando to Bozeman is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in September: highs in Bozeman hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Sacajawea Park (in Polson), Big Sky (Big Sky Resort & Ousel Falls Trail) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, look for gifts at Send it Home, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, West Yellowstone is a bit cooler than Bozeman - with highs of 64°F and lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 70°F and 40°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.