14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

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14 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Greenville
Taxi + Fly:  7​h
1
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Cooke City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi:  9​h 45​min
End: Greenville

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Jacob Island Dog Park, hike along Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown ToNite, and finally let little ones run wild at McCormick Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula attractions planner.

Greenville to Missoula is an approximately 7-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Greenville to Missoula. When traveling from Greenville in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Missoula: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Rattlesnake National Recreation Area ©
Jacob Island Dog Park ©
Jacob Island Dog Park

4
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 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, trek along Swiftcurrent Lake, admire the sheer force of Apikuni Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Missoula to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

2
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. On the 15th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Beartooth Highway and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Artist Point, admire the sheer force of Tower Fall, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cooke City day trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to Cooke City with the Route module. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect Cooke City to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Get out of town with these interesting Gardiner side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Mount Washburn, Hayden Valley, & more). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs and explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cooke City to Gardiner takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gardiner are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls.

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You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 32°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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