17 days in Montana & Charlottesville Itinerary

17 days in Montana & Charlottesville Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 1 night
2
Gardiner
— 3 nights
3
Whitefish
— 2 nights
4
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
5
Charlottesville
— 4 nights

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 15th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies and then examine the collection at Montana Science Center. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Yellowstone Safari Company, thentake an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then relax and float downstream with Geyser Whitewater Expeditions.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bozeman planning website.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-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 August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Bozeman, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Tours

Side Trip

Geyser Whitewater Expeditions
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Yellowstone Safari Company ©
Yellowstone Safari Company
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Geyser Whitewater Expeditions ©
Geyser Whitewater Expeditions

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gardiner: West Yellowstone (Museum of the Yellowstone, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, &more). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, kick your exploration up a notch at Montana Whitewater, cruise along Beartooth Hwy, and capture your vacation like a pro with Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Gardiner travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in August, things will get little chillier in Gardiner: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

West Yellowstone, Beartooth Hwy, Sacajawea Park
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Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours ©
Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 20th (Thu), kick your exploration up a notch at Glacier ZipLines, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Whitefish trip planner.

Drive from Gardiner to Whitefish in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gardiner in August; daily highs in Whitefish reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

West Glacier, Glacier ZipLines, Glacier Distilling Company
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River Rafting & Tubing
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
Glacier ZipLines ©
Glacier ZipLines

6
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.
On the 24th (Mon), hike the day away at Highline Trail. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. August in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

4
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Grand Caverns (in Grottoes), Luray (Luray Caverns & Cooter's in Luray) and Jordan Hollow Stables (in Stanley). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Monticello, take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and steep yourself in history at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville road trip tool.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Charlottesville in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Glacier National Park in August, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luray, Shenandoah National Park, Grand Caverns, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Jordan Hollow Stables
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Monticello ©
Monticello
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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