21 days in Montana Itinerary

21 days in Montana Itinerary

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21 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
West Glacier
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Missoula
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bozeman
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: London

5
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Highline Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grinnell Glacier and Conrad Mansion. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Virginia Falls, St.Mary Falls, & more) and Whitefish (City Beach & Whitefish Lake Golf Club). There's more to do: hike along Trail of the Cedars.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier online trip maker .

London, UK to West Glacier is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to West Glacier due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in West Glacier: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Whitefish, Conrad Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

4
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Garnet Ghost Town and Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center. Step out of the city life by going to National Bison Range and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Get out of town with these interesting Missoula side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Superior), Philipsburg (Philipsburg Treasures and Gift & Philipsburg Brewing Company) and Polson (Flathead Lake & Sacajawea Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, explore the landscape on two wheels at Silver Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Big Sky Brewing.

To find out how to plan a trip to Missoula, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from West Glacier to Missoula by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Missoula are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Polson, Philipsburg, National Bison Range, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Gates of the Mountains and Mount Helena. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of St. Helena and World Museum of Mining. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helena: Deer Lodge (Old Montana Prison Complex, Yesterday's Playthings, & more) and Muddy Creek Brewery (in Butte). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum and experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helena tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Missoula to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Helena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, Butte
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

4
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Get outdoors at Ousel Falls Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Soldiers Chapel and Gallatin History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Big Sky (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Beehive Basin Trail, & more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman day trip planner.

Drive from Helena to Bozeman in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Helena in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bozeman, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Big Sky
Highlights from your plan
Palisade Falls ©
Palisade Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stop by Parks' Fly Shop, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, Gardiner is a bit cooler than Bozeman - with highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Gardiner to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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