19 days in Montana Itinerary

19 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Cooke City
— 2 nights
Drive
4
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Whitefish
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Lethbridge, Fly to Milan Linate

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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, trek along Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, and take an exotic tour of Yellowstone Safari Company.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman trip itinerary website.

Milan, Italy to Bozeman is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Milan to Bozeman. Traveling from Milan in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Bozeman. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

1
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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 12th (Sat), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Parks' Fly Shop, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Gardiner attractions site.

Drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in August; daily highs in Gardiner reach 28°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cooke City.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

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Cooke City

Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower, then take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, and then get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Clarks Fork Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, and then look for gifts at Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cooke City journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Cooke City takes 2 hours. Traveling from Gardiner in August, you will find days in Cooke City are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally look for gifts at Send it Home. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cooke City to West Yellowstone takes 2.5 hours. August in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to West Glacier (River Rafting & Tubing, Glacier National Park, &more) and Aster Falls (in East Glacier Park). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Matthew's Church, and take an unorthodox tour of Montana Vortex and House of Mystery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Whitefish day trip site.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Whitefish takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, car, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in August, with highs in Whitefish at 33°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Glacier National Park

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.
On the 25th (Fri), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Plan my day in Glacier National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.