14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Bozeman

— 3 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore hidden gems such as American Computer & Robotics Museum and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more), Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston) and Willies Distillery (in Ennis). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls, explore the activities along Gallatin River, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman online trip planner.

Denver to Bozeman is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Denver in June, expect Bozeman to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 28th (Mon), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner sightseeing website.

Drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Change things up with a short trip to Ousel Falls Trail in Big Sky (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, examine the collection at Museum of the Yellowstone, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Lake.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your West Yellowstone trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Helena

— 3 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gates of the Mountains and Cathedral of St. Helena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helena: Deer Lodge (Old Montana Prison Complex & Grant-Kohrs Ranch). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mount Helena, ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, and have fun and explore at ExplorationWorks.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helena trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Helena is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 89°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Swiftcurrent Falls and Jackson Glacier Overlook. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Iceberg Lake Trail, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, hike along Trail of the Cedars, and get engrossed in the history at Depot Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our West Glacier online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Helena to West Glacier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in West Glacier when traveling from Helena in July, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

4.8
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.