23 days in Grand Teton National Park & Montana Itinerary

23 days in Grand Teton National Park & Montana Itinerary

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23 days in Grand Teton National Park & Montana Itinerary

Start: Fort Myers
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Deer Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Hardin
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Fort Myers

4
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jackson Lake and Cascade Canyon Trail. Get some cultural insight at Chapel of the Transfiguration and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Teton National Park: Yellowstone National Park (Snake River, Moose Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Leigh Lake, explore the stunning scenery at Death Canyon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, and hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Fort Myers to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Myers to Grand Teton National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Myers in May; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake
String Lake ©
String Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

2
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. Step out of the city life by going to Palisade Falls and Grotto Falls Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to American Computer & Robotics Museum and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Madison River (in Yellowstone National Park), Big Sky (Big Sky Resort & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Pine Creek Trail (in Livingston). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area), tour the pleasant surroundings at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, stop by The Last Wind-Up, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Bozeman in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Big Sky, Madison River, Pine Creek Trail
Highlights from your plan
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Palisade Falls ©
Palisade Falls

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): hike along Pattee Canyon, stroll around Jacob Island Dog Park, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Garnet Ghost Town, and finally identify plant and animal life at National Bison Range. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at McCormick Park, learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike), then immerse yourself in nature at Travelers' Rest State Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Missoula online tour planner .

Getting from Bozeman to Missoula by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Travelers' Rest State Park, National Bison Range
Highlights from your plan
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Garnet Ghost Town ©
Garnet Ghost Town

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hidden Lake and Highline Trail. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Iceberg Lake Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Glacier: Conrad Mansion (in Kalispell) and Glacier National Park (St.Mary Falls, Virginia Falls, & more). It doesn't end there: trek along Trail of the Cedars.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read West Glacier online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Missoula to West Glacier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Conrad Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Helena National Forest, then admire the landmark architecture of Original Governor's Mansion, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Black Sandy State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains, then immerse yourself in nature at Spring Meadow Lake State Park, then stroll through MacDonald Pass, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helena visit planning site .

Getting from West Glacier to Helena by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Deer Lodge.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
MacDonald Pass ©
MacDonald Pass

2
nights
Deer Lodge

Deer Lodge ©
Deer Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Powell County, Montana, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like World Museum of Mining and Copper King Mansion. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Montana Prison Complex and Lost Creek State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Deer Lodge: Dillon (Pioneer Mountain Wilderness Area & Dillon Visitor Center), The Ringing Rocks (in Whitehall) and Butte (Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, Copper Canyon Harley Davidson, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, see the interesting displays at Yesterday's Playthings, take an in-depth tour of Granite County Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Ohrmann Museum & Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Deer Lodge day trip tool .

You can drive from Helena to Deer Lodge in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helena in June, with highs in Deer Lodge at 73°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Deer Lodge

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Butte, Dillon, Philipsburg, Lost Creek State Park, The Ringing Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Grant-Kohrs Ranch ©
Grant-Kohrs Ranch
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Old Montana Prison Complex ©
Old Montana Prison Complex

2
nights
West Yellowstone

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 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Two Top. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then stop by Send it Home, and finally examine the collection at Yellowstone Historic Center.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone day trip website .

You can drive from Deer Lodge to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Deer Lodge in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in West Yellowstone, with lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Hardin.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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

2
nights
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Big Horn County Historical Museum, explore the activities along Yellowtail Reservoir, browse the exhibits of Custer Battlefield Museum, then take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hardin trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Hardin takes 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in June, with highs in Hardin at 8°F and lows at 8°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Custer Battlefield Museum, Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument

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