13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Cooke City
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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West Glacier
— 4 nights

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Big Sky Resort, Beehive Basin Trail, &more). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library, see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Bozeman is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Bozeman, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Bozeman are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are a bit cooler (47°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum

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Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post, take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, and then get great views at Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Clarks Fork Trail, take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum, and then stop by Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cooke City online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bozeman to Cooke City in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bozeman in August: high temperatures in Cooke City hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

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Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe ©
Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower ©
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower
Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Sacajawea Park (in Polson) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake, steep yourself in history at Earthquake Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Two Top.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cooke City to West Yellowstone takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

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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 (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Logan Pass, &more). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hidden Lake and get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read West Glacier tour planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to West Glacier takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, things will get a bit warmer in West Glacier: highs are around 83°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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