26 days in Montana & Atwater Itinerary

26 days in Montana & Atwater Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 9 nights
Drive
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Hardin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cooke City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 5 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Atwater
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Atwater
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 9 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.
Go for a jaunt from Glacier National Park to East Glacier Park to see Aster Falls about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Cedars.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park day trip planning tool.

Los Angeles to Glacier National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, Glacier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 1st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Big Horn County Historical Museum, pause for some photo ops at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum, and then stop by Bighorn Trout Shop.

Make your Hardin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to Hardin. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, expect Hardin to be much colder, temps between 8°F and 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Cooke City

— 2 nights
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post, stop by Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, then take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Clarks Fork Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cooke City tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Hardin to Cooke City takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Hardin in July, things will get much hotter in Cooke City: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trip

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 5th (Mon): 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.

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

You can drive from Cooke City to Gardiner in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gardiner are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Bozeman

— 5 nights
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) and Livingston (Yellowstone Guidelines, Gem Valley Montana, &more). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon, and examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 86°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 4 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone, take a peaceful walk through Gallatin National Forest, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone day trip tool.

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Bozeman in July, things will get slightly colder in West Yellowstone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Atwater.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Atwater

— 2 nights
Atwater is a city on State Route 99 in Merced County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Castle Air Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tuolumne River, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Don Pedro Reservoir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): tee off at Stevinson Ranch and then explore the different monuments and memorials at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Atwater route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from West Yellowstone to Atwater. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in July, with highs in Atwater at 99°F and lows at 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Atwater

Parks · Nature · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.