14 days in Chamberlain, Montana & Rapid City Itinerary

14 days in Chamberlain, Montana & Rapid City Itinerary

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Chamberlain
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
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Big Sky
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Whitefish
— 1 night
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Rapid City
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Chamberlain

Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chamberlain online driving holiday planner.

Beloit to Chamberlain is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You'll set off for Gardiner on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Chamberlain

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park (Daisy Geyser, Grand Prismatic Spring, &more). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Osprey Falls Trail, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Boiling River.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gardiner driving holiday planner.

Drive from Chamberlain to Gardiner in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chamberlain to Gardiner. Traveling from Chamberlain in July, you will find days in Gardiner are little chillier (77°F), and nights are colder (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Venture out of the city with trips to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone) and Norris Geyser Basin (in Yellowstone National Park). There's lots more to do: trek along Ousel Falls Trail, stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beehive Basin Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sky trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Big Sky takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July in Big Sky, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

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 23rd (Fri), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, stroll through Grinnell Glacier, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Glacier National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Big Sky in July, with highs in Glacier National Park at 85°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Make your Whitefish itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Whitefish can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You will leave for Rapid City on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Whitefish to Rapid City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Whitefish in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 62°F in Rapid City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.