11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Durham

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 27th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then look for gifts at Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets.

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Durham to Gardiner is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durham to Gardiner, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Durham in June, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Gardiner: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail & The Soldiers Chapel). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, cast your line with a fishing tour, and look for gifts at Eagle's Store.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Gardiner to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Whitefish.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Sky
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): tee off at Meadow Lake Golf Resort and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Conrad Mansion, then trek along The Whitefish Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Whitefish road trip website .

Fly from West Yellowstone to Whitefish in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: high temperatures in Whitefish hover around 85°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Conrad Mansion, River Rafting & Tubing, Meadow Lake Golf Resort
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River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion

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 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park holiday builder site .

Drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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