12 days in Montana Itinerary

12 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Missoula
— 2 nights

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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback and then take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Yellowstone Safari Company.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bozeman itinerary maker.

Washington DC to Bozeman is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: highs in Bozeman hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Horseback Riding Tours
Yellowstone Safari Company ©
Yellowstone Safari Company
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at Montana Whitewater, surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gardiner trip app.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Gardiner is slightly colder than Bozeman - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Yellowstone Year Round Safaris ©
Yellowstone Year Round Safaris

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 28th (Mon), kick your exploration up a notch at Yellowstone Aerial Adventures, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally stop by Send it Home.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 30th (Wed), steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at River's Edge Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip maker.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Great Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in June; daily highs in Great Falls reach 76°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Iceberg Lake Trail and St. Mary Lake. Visiting Trail of the Cedars and St.Mary Falls will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the activities along McDonald Creek, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, trek along Swiftcurrent Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siyeh Pass.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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St. Mary Lake ©
St. Mary Lake
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at National Bison Range, find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Missoula trip maker tool.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Missoula in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. July in Missoula sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula

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