15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana journey maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bozeman
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

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.
Visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail.

Start your trip to Glacier National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Edmonton, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. When traveling from Edmonton in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, and finally contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Great Falls vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, then see the interesting displays at Yellowstone Historic Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Yellowstone Nature Connection, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Great Falls - with highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Wildlife Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 15th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gardiner sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gardiner can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Museum of the Rockies. Get some cultural insight at Beartooth Hwy and Downtown Bozeman. When in Bozeman, make a side trip to see The Soldiers Chapel in Big Sky, approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at East Gallatin Recreation Area Park - Bozeman Beach, hike along Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, see the interesting displays at American Computer Museum, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Plan a Bozeman trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in August, expect Bozeman to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Soldiers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

Similar Plans

35 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Montana BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans