13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

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13 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dillon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Gallatin River has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River and then don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman online route planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Bozeman is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Bozeman, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: highs in Bozeman hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Soldiers Chapel
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American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
The Soldiers Chapel ©
The Soldiers Chapel

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park (Mount Washburn, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, & more). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore and take pictures at Beartooth Highway, and take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bozeman in July: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 29°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Hwy
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Gibbon Falls, Grand Prismatic Spring, & more). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone planner .

Getting from Gardiner to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Beaverhead County Museum, then explore and take pictures at Bannack State Park, then stop by The Bookstore, and finally take an in-depth tour of Dillon Visitor Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dillon trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Dillon in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in July; daily highs in Dillon reach 34°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Dillon

Museums Parks Nature
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Beaverhead County Museum ©
Beaverhead County Museum
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
The Bookstore ©
The Bookstore

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Dillon to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Great Falls are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral

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 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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