12 days in Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

12 days in Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You've now added Bozeman Kayak Company to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery and then let the river carry you with Bozeman Kayak Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

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Saint Louis to Bozeman is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Saint Louis to Bozeman, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bozeman when traveling from Saint Louis in July, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Bear Tooth Pass Hwy, take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, and then take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in July, with highs in Gardiner at 77°F and lows at 39°F. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Highline Trail, Logan Pass, &more). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park, and explore the activities along Hidden Lake.

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You can drive from Gardiner to West Glacier in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In July, West Glacier is somewhat warmer than Gardiner - with highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary site.

Drive from West Glacier to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from West Glacier in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.