12 days in Montana Itinerary

12 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive
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Bozeman
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park day trip planning site.

Newark to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 56°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

West Yellowstone

— 1 day
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 29th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 50°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 5 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Big Sky (Fishing Charters & Tours & Horseback Riding Tours) and Boiling River (in Yellowstone National Park). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman route maker site.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from West Yellowstone in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bozeman: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.