11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Superior
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Gardiner
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cooke City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Calgary

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 (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Staircase Falls.

Plan a trip to Glacier National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Calgary, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Superior.

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

1
night
Superior

Superior is a town in and the county seat of Mineral County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): head outdoors with Rugg's Outfitting and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Superior trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to Superior. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Superior is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Superior, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gardiner.

Things to do in Superior

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 8th (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets.

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Traveling by car from Superior to Gardiner takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Superior to Gardiner, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Superior in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gardiner, with highs around 29°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stop by Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower, then trek along Clarks Fork Trail, and finally cruise along Beartooth Hwy.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cooke City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Cooke City takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower ©
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
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 Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail, The Soldiers Chapel, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, stop by Eagle's Store, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cooke City to West Yellowstone takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Big Sky
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Fishing Charters & Tours

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