14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

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14 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Taxi:  9​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Superior
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cooke City
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Detroit

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Virginia Falls and Grinnell Glacier. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park journey planner .

Detroit to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Detroit in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Superior.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
night
Superior

Superior is a town in and the county seat of Mineral County, Montana, United States. On the 4th (Sun), get outside with Rugg's Outfitting and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Superior visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to Superior. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Superior, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Superior

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get outdoors at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail, The Soldiers Chapel, & more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, look for gifts at Eagle's Store, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay and tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip planner .

You can drive from Superior to West Yellowstone in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Superior to West Yellowstone is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in West Yellowstone when traveling from Superior in August, with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Sky
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 8th (Thu), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner trip planning tool .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gardiner can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. On the 9th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower, then take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, and then take a memorable drive along Beartooth Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): stop by Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, then take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum, and then stroll through Clarks Fork Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cooke City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Cooke City takes 2 hours. While traveling from Gardiner, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cooke City, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 38°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Beartooth Hwy
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Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower ©
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower

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