13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
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West Glacier
— 3 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. Visit Downtown Bozeman and The Soldiers Chapel for their historical value. Attractions like Museum of the Rockies and The Last Wind-Up make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Big Sky (Geyser Whitewater Expeditions & Big Sky Resort) and Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston). There's more to do: play a few rounds at Bridger Creek Golf Course and sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman day trip planning website.

Chicago to Bozeman is an approximately 22-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Bozeman, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bozeman, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Geyser Whitewater Expeditions ©
Geyser Whitewater Expeditions
Yellowstone Guidelines ©
Yellowstone Guidelines

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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 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls, then hike along Hellroaring Creek Trailhead, then take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Boiling River, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Gardiner Road, then get to know the fascinating history of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Montana Whitewater.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner route builder.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in June, expect Gardiner to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Spas

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Horseback Riding Tours
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail ©
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail
Boiling River ©
Boiling River

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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 15th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then take in the natural beauty of Terrace Spring, and finally stroll through Purple Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip builder app.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 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 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Springs State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then trek along River's Edge Trail. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Great Falls trip site.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, Great Falls is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 76°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Glacier National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Hidden Lake and Trail of the Cedars. Change things up with these side-trips from West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Iceberg Lake Trail & Garden Wall). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the West Glacier journey website.

Getting from Great Falls to West Glacier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in West Glacier are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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