15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Missoula
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 3 nights

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 8th (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Jacksonville to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jacksonville in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Must see
Grinnell Glacier
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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Missoula: Alberton (River Rafting & Tubing & Natural Pier Bridge) and Polson (Miracle of America Museum, Flathead Lake, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Sky Brewing, and hike along Pattee Canyon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Missoula online travel planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Missoula in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Water Body
Flathead Lake
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 14th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Send it Home and then explore the activities along Yellowstone River.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Missoula to West Yellowstone takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, West Yellowstone is little chillier than Missoula - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
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Water Body
Yellowstone River
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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll around Sacajawea Park, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gardiner trip planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Gardiner sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8

3
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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Madison River Brewing. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, trek along Ousel Falls Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman day trip app.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Mountain
Lone Peak
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Observatory
Museum of the Rockies
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