16 days in Montana Itinerary

16 days in Montana Itinerary

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16 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly + Taxi:  11​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bozeman
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Miami, Florida

5
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 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planning app .

Miami to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Glacier National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Miami in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Cooke City (Cooke City Montana Museum & Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire all the interesting features of Earthquake Lake, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone road trip website .

Getting from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in July; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 77°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cooke City, Beartooth Hwy
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Parks' Fly Shop, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gardiner travel route builder .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

5
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museum of the Rockies and Beehive Basin Trail. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks) and Big Sky (Lone Peak, Big Sky Resort, & more). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center, and sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bozeman vacation planner .

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 86°F and lows about 50°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Big Sky, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
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Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park ©
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

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