13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

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13 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gardiner
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Crow Agency
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  10​h 30​min
End: New York City

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. For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman attractions planner.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

4
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenny Lake Trail and Gibbon Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Yellowstone National Park (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, & more). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone day trip website .

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in July, things will get slightly colder in West Yellowstone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

4
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Step off the beaten path and head to Uncle Tom's Trail and Castle Geyser. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gardiner: Big Sky Resort (in Big Sky) and Yellowstone National Park (Artist Point, Upper Geyser Basin, & more). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, and admire the sheer force of Undine Falls.

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Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Gardiner, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Crow Agency.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky Resort
Highlights from your plan
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Lehardy's Rapids ©
Lehardy's Rapids
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

1
night
Crow Agency

Crow Agency ©
Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum and then steep yourself in history at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Crow Agency day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Crow Agency takes 3.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Gardiner in July, with highs in Crow Agency at 8°F and lows at 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Custer Battlefield Museum
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Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), appreciate the views at Logan Pass and then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park visit planning app .

Explore your travel options from Crow Agency to Glacier National Park with the Route module. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Crow Agency in July; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 49°F. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

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