7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
West Glacier
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Calgary

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 (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Soldiers Chapel, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone itinerary planner .

Calgary, Canada to West Yellowstone is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Calgary in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in West Yellowstone. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Soldiers Chapel
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 20th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then look for gifts at Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gardiner route builder .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Gardiner are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Bozeman

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 21st (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, then get curious at Museum of the Rockies, and then sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman travel route planner .

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in August, things will get a bit warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 34°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Bozeman

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Bozeman Spirits Distillery ©
Bozeman Spirits Distillery

1
night
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), hike along Trail of the Cedars and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our West Glacier online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Glacier takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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