22 days in Montana Itinerary

22 days in Montana Itinerary

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Glacier Park International Airport, Drive to Whitefish
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Whitefish
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Bozeman
— 4 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Cooke City
— 2 nights
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Hardin
— 2 nights
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Drive to Billings Logan International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Brize Norton

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Whitefish

— 3 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitefish: Polson (Flathead Lake Cheese & Flathead Lake), Hungry Horse Reservoir (in Hungry Horse) and West Glacier (River Rafting & Tubing & Glacier National Park). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Sunti World Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Depot Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company, and make a splash at Big Sky Water Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Whitefish trip planner.

Brize Norton, UK to Whitefish is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Brize Norton in June, you will find days in Whitefish are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 6 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 a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Running Eagle Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, and hike along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park driving holiday app.

Getting from Whitefish to Glacier National Park by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bozeman

— 4 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library, contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River, and get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozeman road trip website.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Bozeman in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. June in Bozeman sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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 18th (Fri): look for gifts at Send it Home, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Earthquake Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone online trip builder.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bozeman in June: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 24°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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 20th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, then take a memorable tour with Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner day trip planning site.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. June in Gardiner sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Cooke City.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Cooke City

— 2 nights
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Yellowstone Trading Post, stop by Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, then get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, and finally hike along Clarks Fork Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy and then get great views at Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cooke City trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Cooke City takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cooke City can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trip

Hardin

— 2 nights
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Big Horn County Historical Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Custer Battlefield Museum, then look for gifts at Bighorn Trout Shop, and then see human ingenuity at work at Yellowtail Dam.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hardin trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cooke City to Hardin in 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cooke City in June; daily highs in Hardin reach -15°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.