15 days in Montana, Keystone & Wisconsin Dells Itinerary

15 days in Montana, Keystone & Wisconsin Dells Itinerary

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15 days in Montana, Keystone & Wisconsin Dells Itinerary

Start: Saskatoon
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Keystone
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + subway + bus + train:  8​h 15​min
7
Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Saskatoon

2
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.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary tool .

Saskatoon, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saskatoon to Glacier National Park. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saskatoon in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
night
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 19th (Fri): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Great Falls road trip site .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Great Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Great Falls sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
night
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 20th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to West Yellowstone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Great Falls in July: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 29°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stop by Parks' Fly Shop, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 22nd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, and then make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip builder website .

Drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gardiner in July; daily highs in Bozeman reach 35°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Change things up with these side-trips from Keystone: Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse), Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, & more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore and take pictures at Big Thunder Gold Mine, view the masterpieces at Insideout, and get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Keystone trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bozeman to Keystone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bozeman in July, you will find days in Keystone are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial, Insideout, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

3
nights
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Get out of town with these interesting Wisconsin Dells side-trips: Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (in Spring Green) and Madison (Wisconsin State Capitol & Olbrich Botanical Gardens). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Sat) at Noah's Ark Water Park. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium, get in on the family fun at Mt. Olympus Resort, and have some family-friendly fun at Dells Zombie Outbreak.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Keystone to Wisconsin Dells in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Keystone to Wisconsin Dells, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Keystone in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Wisconsin Dells, with lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Madison, Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium ©
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium
Zipline
Noah's Ark Water Park ©
Noah's Ark Water Park

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