11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana holiday planner
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Bozeman
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Missoula
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kalispell
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Browning
— 1 night
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Kalispell
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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. To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozeman journey maker.

San Diego to Bozeman is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Bozeman, with highs around 86°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 50°F. You will leave for West Yellowstone on the 15th (Fri).
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West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Fairy Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone day trip website.

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Bozeman in July, expect West Yellowstone to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Missoula.
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Missoula — 1 night

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula trip itinerary planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Missoula in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: high temperatures in Missoula hover around 88°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kalispell.
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Kalispell — 2 nights

Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Base Camp Bigfork has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): glide peacefully along the water with Base Camp Bigfork and then immerse yourself in nature at Lone Pine State Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalispell travel route planner.

Getting from Missoula to Kalispell by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Kalispell are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 4 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.
Visiting Logan Pass and Swiftcurrent Falls will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, hike along Trail of the Cedars, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Kalispell to Glacier National Park by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Browning.
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Browning — 1 night

Browning is a town in Glacier County, Montana. To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Browning trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Browning takes an hour. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Kalispell.
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Kalispell

Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get interesting insight from Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalispell online road trip planner.

Drive from Browning to Kalispell in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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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.
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