6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  7​h
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Gardiner
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 16th (Mon), get curious at Museum of the Rockies.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip builder website .

Indianapolis to Bozeman is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Indianapolis in July since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums Museums
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

few
hours
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 17th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gardiner day trip app .

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Bozeman in July, plan for slightly colder days in Gardiner, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors
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Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 18th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone planning app .

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 40°F in West Yellowstone. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can 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

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Plan trip to West Glacier with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from West Yellowstone to West Glacier in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, bus, and train. In July, West Glacier is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 84°F and lows of 49°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Glacier Distilling Company
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Lake McDonald ©
Lake McDonald

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