17 days in Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

17 days in Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

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17 days in Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Cody
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Moose
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Charlotte


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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.
Escape the urban bustle at St. Mary Lake and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trail of the Cedars and Iceberg Lake Trail. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Hidden Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and trek along Grinnell Glacier.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park travel itinerary creator.

Charlotte to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in August, Glacier National Park is much colder at night with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hidden Lake
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Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

3
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of the Plains Indian and Cody Firearms Museum. Get some cultural insight at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum and Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Beartooth Highway, take a peaceful walk through Shoshone National Forest, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cody trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Cody in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, Cody is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Beartooth Hwy
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Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum

4
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Dragon's Mouth Springs. Escape the urban bustle at Earthquake Lake and Fountain Paint Pot. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Mud Volcano, Roosevelt Arch, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Yellowstone River and contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Historic Center.

For photos and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone itinerary maker.

Getting from Cody to West Yellowstone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in August, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Moose.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Dragon's Mouth Springs ©
Dragon's Mouth Springs

4
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Get a sense of the local culture at Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Explore hidden gems such as Oxbow Bend and Signal Mountain Summit Road. When in Moose, make a side trip to see Jackson Hole Rodeo Grounds in Jackson, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Antelope Flats, don't miss a visit to Schwabacher Landing, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and explore the activities along Jenny Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moose itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Moose takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Moose can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole
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Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

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