5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Billings Logan International Airport, Fly to Toronto


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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look and learn at Museum of the Rockies and then tour or see a game at Spire Climbing Center. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman road trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Bozeman is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to Bozeman, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bozeman, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip

West Yellowstone — 1 night

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 25th (Wed), cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bozeman in May: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 16°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Gardiner.
Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Gardiner — 2 nights

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 26th (Thu), stop by Parks' Fly Shop and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gardiner trip itinerary website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Tours · Shopping · Outdoors

Montana travel guide

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.