7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana attractions planner

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West Glacier
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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West Glacier

— 1 night
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): cast your line with Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read West Glacier road trip planning tool.

Durham to West Glacier is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Durham in October: highs in West Glacier hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 1st (Mon), cast your line with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone road trip website.

Getting from West Glacier to West Yellowstone by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from West Glacier in October; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 50°F and lows reach 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Gardiner trip builder site.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Bozeman

— 3 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 3rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, and then relax and rejuvenate at Spire Climbing Center.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman journey tool.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in November: highs in Bozeman hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 18°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.