6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana itinerary 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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Glacier National Park
— 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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman and then admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman vacation planner.

Memphis to Bozeman is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Memphis to Bozeman, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Memphis in August: highs in Bozeman hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gardiner trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in August, with highs in Gardiner at 75°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone holiday builder.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 22nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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.