13 days in Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

13 days in Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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13 days in Montana & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Grande Prairie
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Bozeman
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Grande Prairie

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Highline Trail, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Grande Prairie, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Grande Prairie in August, you will find days in Glacier National Park are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
day
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 10th (Sat): browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bozeman trip planner .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Bozeman in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi and flight. August in Bozeman sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
The Last Wind-Up ©
The Last Wind-Up

1
night
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 11th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in August, expect Gardiner to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Daisy Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gardiner in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then stop by Eagle's Store.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone tour app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

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