16 days in Montana Itinerary

16 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana route planner

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Missoula
— 3 nights
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston), Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Madison River (in Yellowstone National Park). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman trip maker app.

Lake Geneva to Bozeman is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lake Geneva to Bozeman is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lake Geneva in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Bozeman. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, don't miss a visit to Roosevelt Arch, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gardiner road trip planning app.

Getting from Bozeman to Gardiner by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bozeman in June: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Falls

— 2 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, and finally hike along River's Edge Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, admire the engineering at Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri, and then examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Great Falls route maker site.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Great Falls by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in June; daily highs in Great Falls reach 76°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road & Virginia Falls). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Glacier National Park. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Trail of the Cedars, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the West Glacier day trip site.

You can drive from Great Falls to West Glacier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Missoula.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Missoula

— 3 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Missoula: National Bison Range (in Moiese), Polson (Sacajawea Park, Flathead Lake, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Alberton). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Garnet Ghost Town, get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Missoula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Missoula are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.