6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Bozeman, Shuttle to West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 7th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at Yellowstone Aerial Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone day trip planning site.

Houston to West Yellowstone is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to West Yellowstone is minus 1 hour. In August, West Yellowstone is cooler than Houston - with highs of 75°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Montana Whitewater and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gardiner trip app.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Logan Pass, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip planner.

Getting from Gardiner to West Glacier by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gardiner in August, with highs in West Glacier at 83°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.