6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
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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 30th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, then see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman online tour itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Bozeman is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Bozeman. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 2nd (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gardiner attractions planning app.

Drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Gardiner is little chillier than Bozeman - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone tour website.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then trek along Trail of the Cedars, and then explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier holiday builder site.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to West Glacier in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, things will get a bit warmer in West Glacier: highs are around 85°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Montana travel guide

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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.