11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Hardin
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hardin online vacation maker .

Phoenix to Hardin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in August: high temperatures in Hardin hover around 85°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gardiner.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Custer Battlefield Museum
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gardiner online road trip planner .

Drive from Hardin to Gardiner in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Hardin in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Gardiner: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center. Keep things going the next day: stop by Eagle's Store, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
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 12th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Madison River Brewing.

Plan trip to Bozeman with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in August, with highs in Bozeman at 84°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Madison River Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Springs State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Great Falls day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Great Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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