14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip maker

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Make it your trip
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 4 nights
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West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Depot Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Virginia Falls, &more). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Glacier National Park. There's more to do: hike along Trail of the Cedars and explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read West Glacier trip itinerary maker app.

Seattle to West Glacier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to West Glacier due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in West Glacier when traveling from Seattle in June, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 4 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Family-friendly places like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Yellowstone River will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Ousel Falls Trail in Big Sky (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and explore the activities along Hebgen Lake.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone road trip planner.

Getting from West Glacier to West Yellowstone by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from West Glacier in June, with highs in West Yellowstone at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gardiner

— 2 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 2nd (Fri), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then stroll through Wilderness Connection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Gallatin National Forest.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gardiner trip planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. July in Gardiner sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 4 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kids will enjoy Museum of the Rockies and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston) and Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours & The Soldiers Chapel). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, examine the collection at Montana Science Center, explore the activities along Gallatin River, and get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip planner.

Getting from Gardiner to Bozeman by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in July, things will get a bit warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 86°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.