9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Missoula
— 1 night
2
Kalispell
— 2 nights
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
4
Missoula
— 1 night
5
Gardiner
— 2 nights

1
night
Missoula

Missoula
Missoula is a city in the U.S. For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Missoula attractions planner.

Albuquerque to Missoula is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, Missoula is slightly colder than Albuquerque - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Kalispell

Kalispell ©
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Trail of the Cedars and Lone Pine State Park. Get in touch with nature at Flathead Lake State Park and Swan River Nature Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Flathead National Forest in Whitefish (about 58 minutes away). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion and immerse yourself in nature at Wild Horse Island State Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalispell online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Kalispell takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Trail of the Cedars, Swan River Nature Trail, Flathead National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine State Park ©
Lone Pine State Park
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Trail of the Cedars ©
Trail of the Cedars

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Send it Home, thenget in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Madison River, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Terrace Spring.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone route maker website.

Traveling by car from Kalispell to West Yellowstone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kalispell in September, with highs in West Yellowstone at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Missoula.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Missoula

Missoula
Plan my day in Missoula using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Missoula takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Missoula: highs are around °F and lows about °F. You'll set off for Gardiner on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
You've now added Yellowstone Raft Company to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Midway Geyser Basin and Firehole River. Take a break from the city and head to Roosevelt Arch and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. Explore Gardiner's surroundings by going to Yellowstone National Park (Petrified Tree, Beryl Spring, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Undine Falls and stop by Parks' Fly Shop.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner travel planner.

Drive from Missoula to Gardiner in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Traveling from Missoula in September, things will get a bit cooler in Gardiner: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser

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