15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass. There's much more to do: stroll through Avalanche Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, and hike along Siyeh Pass.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park day trip planning website.

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

3
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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Glacier ZipLines. Venture out of the city with trips to West Glacier (Hidden Lake & Glacier National Park). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Rock Climb Montana.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Whitefish trip maker.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Whitefish by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Whitefish sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Whitefish

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

West Glacier, Glacier ZipLines
Highlights from your plan
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Rock Climb Montana ©
Rock Climb Montana

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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 11th (Sun), cast your line with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then whizz through the canopy at Yellowstone Aerial Adventures.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone online travel planner.

Drive from Whitefish to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and shuttle. Traveling from Whitefish in July, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 12th (Mon), trot along with a tour on horseback and then whizz through the canopy at Montana Whitewater. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Wilderness Connection and then get a tailor-made plan with Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gardiner route planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Gardiner sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours ©
Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours

3
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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Ousel Falls Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: The Soldiers Chapel (in Big Sky) and Livingston (Pine Creek Trail & Yellowstone Guidelines). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Bozeman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gardiner in July, with highs in Bozeman at 86°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Sky, Livingston
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Yellowstone Guidelines ©
Yellowstone Guidelines
Pine Creek Trail ©
Pine Creek Trail

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