6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
1
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Boston

1
night
Gardiner

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 (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner driving holiday site .

Boston to Gardiner is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Gardiner. When traveling from Boston in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Gardiner: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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 15th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos ©
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 16th (Tue), stroll through Trail of the Cedars, then look for gifts at Willow's HuckleberryLand, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read West Glacier road trip app .

Getting from West Yellowstone to West Glacier by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: high temperatures in West Glacier hover around 85°F and lows are around 49°F. On the 18th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Willow's HuckleberryLand
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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