11 days in New York City & Montana Itinerary

11 days in New York City & Montana Itinerary

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11 days in New York City & Montana Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Hardin
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Chelsea Market and SoHofor some retail therapy. Visiting Independence National Historical Park and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie), Independence Hall (in Philadelphia) and Hyde Park (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum & Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site). The adventure continues: make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New York City sightseeing planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Philadelphia, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Going-to-the-Sun Road and River Rafting & Tubing. Visiting Logan Pass and Jackson Glacier Overlook will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Highline Trail & Grinnell Glacier). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Staircase Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to West Glacier in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in West Glacier hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone planner .

Traveling by car from West Glacier to West Yellowstone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from West Glacier in October, things will get slightly colder in West Yellowstone: highs are around 50°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 6th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gardiner holiday planning site .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum, then take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hardin journey planning website .

Getting from Gardiner to Hardin by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October, Hardin is somewhat warmer than Gardiner - with highs of 61°F and lows of 39°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Custer Battlefield Museum
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Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©

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