7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  8​h
1
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Columbus

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Cedars. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Siyeh Pass and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Columbus to West Glacier is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to West Glacier. In June, West Glacier is a bit cooler than Columbus - with highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

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
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

1
day
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 29th (Sat), get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then 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 traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to West Yellowstone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from West Glacier in June, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos ©
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner travel site .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Gardiner sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 1st (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and then take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library.

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You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gardiner in June, with highs in Bozeman at 77°F and lows at 45°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

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

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