3 days in Montana Itinerary

3 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana attractions planner
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Fly to Bozeman, Bus to Gardiner
— 1 day
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
— 1 night


Gardiner — 1 day

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 11th (Wed), trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gardiner online trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Gardiner is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Gardiner is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Gardiner, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 1 night

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 12th (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.
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Bozeman — 1 night

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 13th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman day trip site.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in May, expect Bozeman to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Montana travel guide

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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.