12 days in Montana Itinerary

12 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive
3
West Glacier
— 5 nights
Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to Lloydminster Airport

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2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail & Lone Peak). There's much more to do: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, meet the residents at Montana Grizzly Encounter, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bozeman trip itinerary planner.

Lloydminster, Canada to Bozeman is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Lloydminster in August, expect nights in Bozeman to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Trails

Side Trip

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Venture out of the city with trips to Clarks Fork Trail (in Cooke City) and West Yellowstone (Fishing Charters & Tours & Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and explore and take pictures at Beartooth Hwy.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gardiner sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Gardiner is little chillier than Bozeman - with highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Iceberg Lake Trail, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, &more). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and take an in-depth tour of Depot Park.

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Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Glacier takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Gardiner in August, things will get a bit warmer in West Glacier: highs are around 33°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

4.8
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.