15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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15 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Genoa
Fly + Taxi:  25​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Cooke City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Genoa

3
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 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and trek along Grinnell Glacier.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip builder tool .

Genoa, Italy to Glacier National Park is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect much colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Genoa in August, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a memorable drive along Beartooth Highway and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): hike along Artist Point, admire the sheer force of Tower Fall, and then identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cooke City holiday website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Cooke City. In August, Cooke City is slightly colder than Glacier National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors Parks Nature

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, Lehardy's Rapids, & more). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gardiner online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Cooke City to Gardiner takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gardiner can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Yellowstone National Park (Yellowstone Lake, Gibbon Falls, & more). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

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

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll through Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, then stop by Montana Gift Corral, and then get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip planner .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, expect Bozeman to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Montana Gift Corral ©
Montana Gift Corral

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