15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Bozeman — 2 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Big Sky (River Rafting & Tubing & Horseback Riding Tours) and Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Museum of the Rockies, get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Spire Climbing Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary tool.

Detroit to Bozeman is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in June, plan for little chillier nights in Bozeman, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Gardiner — 3 nights

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Take a break from Gardiner with a short trip to Clarks Fork Trail in Cooke City, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, get outside with Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection, and take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy.

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Drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in June; daily highs in Gardiner reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
Side Trips

West Yellowstone — 3 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Step out of West Yellowstone with an excursion to Ousel Falls Trail in Big Sky--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, cast your line with a fishing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip

Glacier National Park — 6 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

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Drive from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, things will get a bit warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 75°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.