11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Cooke City
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Atlanta

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.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, trek along Grinnell Glacier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park road trip app .

Atlanta to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be colder, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
day
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 5th (Fri): hike along Clarks Fork Trail, take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum, then look for gifts at Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, and finally cruise along Beartooth Hwy.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cooke City travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Cooke City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in Cooke City at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum

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 6th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then explore the activities along Earthquake Lake.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Cooke City to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

3
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of the Rockies and American Computer Museum. Get in touch with nature at Horseback Riding Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from Bozeman with a short trip to The Soldiers Chapel in Big Sky, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman and don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in July; daily highs in Bozeman reach 86°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, The Soldiers Chapel
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Horseback Riding Tours
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

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