7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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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
— 3 nights
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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 29th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, then see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Madison River Brewing.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman day trip website.

Nashville to Bozeman is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for little chillier days in Bozeman, with highs around 65°F, while nights are colder with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 31st (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get interesting insight from Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gardiner route builder app.

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, Gardiner is slightly colder than Bozeman - with highs of 57°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 1st (Tue), look for gifts at Send it Home, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone road trip site.

Getting from Gardiner to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Shopping

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Glacier National Park

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 2nd (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, then contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip tool.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.