7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls
Fly + Taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bozeman
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sioux Falls

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Step out of Glacier National Park to go to West Glacier and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Sioux Falls to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sioux Falls in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 77°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Wildlife
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

1
night
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 20th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gardiner trip planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 46°F in Gardiner. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors
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Horseback Riding Tours

few
hours
Bozeman

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 21st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Rockies and then take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Bozeman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Gardiner in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bozeman: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

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