17 days in Montana Itinerary

17 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip itinerary maker

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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Whitefish
— 4 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, trek along Trail of the Cedars, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip maker site.

Cleveland to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cleveland in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Whitefish

— 4 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kids will enjoy Whitefish Mountain Resort and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitefish: West Glacier (Glacier View Golf Club & Glacier National Park). There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Whitefish Lake Golf Club, make a trip to Whitefish Depot, stroll around Lone Pine State Park, and delve into the mystery of Montana Vortex and House of Mystery.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitefish road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour, then 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 stop by Send it Home. On your second day here, stroll through Earthquake Lake, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone.

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

Getting from Whitefish to West Yellowstone by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Whitefish in June: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner visit planning website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gardiner are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Bozeman

— 5 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kids will enjoy Museum of the Rockies and Gallatin Canyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Big Sky (Big Sky Chapel, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in June, things will get a bit warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 77°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.