28 days in Montana Itinerary

28 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 5 nights
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Missoula
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 10 nights
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Cooke City
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights

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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Big Sky (Lone Peak, Beehive Basin Trail, &more) and Livingston (Pine Creek Trail & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Rockies, contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River, examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and look for gifts at The Last Wind-Up.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman online holiday builder.

Exeter, UK to Bozeman is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum

4
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: River Rafting & Tubing (in Alberton), Lolo Trail (in Lolo) and Polson (Miracle of America Museum & Flathead Lake). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, trek along Kootenai Creek Trail, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Silver Park.

Plan a Missoula trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bozeman to Missoula in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August in Missoula, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Flathead Lake ©
Flathead Lake
River Rafting & Tubing
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center ©
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park itinerary maker.

Drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Cooke City.

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
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

2
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Clarks Fork Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum, and then look for gifts at Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post, cruise along Beartooth Hwy, and then take in panoramic vistas at Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cooke City tour itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier National Park to Cooke City. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in August: high temperatures in Cooke City hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors · Shopping · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe ©
Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower ©
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower
Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum

2
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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 23rd (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then ride a horse along Wilderness Connection. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Parks' Fly Shop, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stroll around Sacajawea Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner trip maker tool.

You can drive from Cooke City to Gardiner in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
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.
West Yellowstone is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone journey planning app.

Getting from Gardiner to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

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