19 days in Montana Itinerary

19 days in Montana Itinerary

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Gardiner
— 2 nights
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Cooke City
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
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Whitefish
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights

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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 (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then admire the sheer force of Undine Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip maker website.

Evansville to Gardiner is an approximately 26-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Evansville to Gardiner due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Evansville in June, expect nights in Gardiner to be colder, around 35°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Cooke City.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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Horseback Riding Tours
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Undine Falls ©
Undine Falls

2
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Beartooth Hwy, then get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, and then look for gifts at Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cooke City online visit planner.

Drive from Gardiner to Cooke City in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cooke City are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe ©
Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe

4
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Gibbon Falls, West Thumb Geyser Basin, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos and tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cooke City to West Yellowstone takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Whitefish.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort, explore the activities along Whitefish Lake Golf Club, get engrossed in the history at Conrad Mansion, and don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Whitefish trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Whitefish in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle, car, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in July; daily highs in Whitefish reach 85°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club

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nights
Glacier National Park

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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