4 days in Montana Itinerary

4 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana journey planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Big Sky
— 1 day
Drive
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
Bus to Bozeman, Fly to Boston

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Big Sky — 1 day

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback and then trek along Ousel Falls Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Big Sky travel itinerary planner.

Boston to Big Sky is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Big Sky. When traveling from Boston in October, plan for little chillier days in Big Sky, with highs around 50°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.
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Gardiner — 3 nights

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On your second day here, test the waters at Yellowstone Hot Springs, then explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gardiner road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Gardiner takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in October, and nighttime lows around 25°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.
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