16 days in Montana Itinerary

16 days in Montana Itinerary

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Whitefish
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Cooke City
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights

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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Depot Park, then tee off at Glacier View Golf Club, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier National Park.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Whitefish itinerary planner.

Hartford to Whitefish is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hartford to Whitefish, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Whitefish when traveling from Hartford in August, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
On the 11th (Wed), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. August in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 13th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at River's Edge Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then explore the activities along Sacagawea Springs, and then tee off at Valley View Garden Golf.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Falls holiday maker.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Great Falls by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Big Sky (Big Sky Resort, Lone Peak, &more). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman road trip planner.

Getting from Great Falls to Bozeman by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Bozeman can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum

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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 18th (Wed), stop by Parks' Fly Shop, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Gardiner trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bozeman in August: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 75°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cooke City.

Things to do in Gardiner

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

1
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Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower, hike along Clarks Fork Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, then stop by Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, and finally learn more about the world around you at Yellowstone Trading Post.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cooke City road trip website.

Getting from Gardiner to Cooke City by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Gardiner in August, you will find days in Cooke City are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe ©
Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower ©
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower
Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone day trip website.

You can drive from Cooke City to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. In August in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 37°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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

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