15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana journey planner

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Fly to Bozeman, Shuttle to West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 8 nights
Fly

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West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get outdoors at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Yellowstone River. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner) and Lone Peak (in Big Sky). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Send it Home, stroll through Earthquake Lake, and get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

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

London, UK to West Yellowstone is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from London in September since evenings lows in West Yellowstone dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, then browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up, and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in September; daily highs in Bozeman reach 26°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 8 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.
Visiting Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass will get you outdoors. On the 28th (Tue), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, hike along Avalanche Lake, admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back 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.