15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Cooke City
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 7 nights
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Bozeman

— 1 night
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 21st (Mon): look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and then sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman online driving holiday planner.

Tampa to Bozeman is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Tampa in June, plan for little chillier days in Bozeman, with highs around 77°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, then 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 stop by Send it Home. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then trek along Observation Point Trail, and finally take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone attractions planner.

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Bozeman - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 24th (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then make a trip to Roosevelt Arch.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gardiner trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gardiner are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cooke City.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Cooke City

— 1 night
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Bear Tooth Pass Hwy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trout Lake Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, then stop by Cooke City General Store, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cooke City road trip planning site.

You can drive from Gardiner to Cooke City in 2 hours. In June in Cooke City, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 7 nights

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and explore the activities along Two Medicine Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cooke City to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Cooke City in June, things will get a bit warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 75°F and lows about 45°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.