11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Newark

4
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.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online trip planner .

Newark to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Family-friendly places like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Ousel Falls Trail will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Yellowstone: Big Sky (River Rafting & Tubing & Lone Peak). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, cast your line with a fishing tour, and stop by Eagle's Store.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone route planning website .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 75°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Sky
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak

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): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gardiner journey planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Gardiner, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman road trip planner.

Drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 84°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum

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