4 days in Montana & Madison Itinerary

4 days in Montana & Madison Itinerary

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4 days in Montana & Madison Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Bozeman
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Madison
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City


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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Plan a Bozeman trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Bozeman is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bozeman, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums Museums
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

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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 13th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Bozeman - with highs of 50°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park driving holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in October; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 56°F and lows reach 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madison.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Henry Vilas Zoo.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madison online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Madison takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Madison due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in October: high temperatures in Madison hover around 62°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Henry Vilas Zoo ©
Henry Vilas Zoo

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