7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Nashville to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be colder, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then explore the activities along Yellowstone River.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gardiner online tour planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Gardiner by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, Gardiner is slightly colder than Glacier National Park - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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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 24th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bozeman road trip site.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Bozeman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gardiner in July; daily highs in Bozeman reach 86°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip

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.