8 days in Grand Teton National Park & Montana Itinerary

8 days in Grand Teton National Park & Montana Itinerary

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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalispell
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

Plan trip to Grand Teton National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New York City to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be cooler, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Canyon Village Area, Lookout Point, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in West Yellowstone, with lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, then stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Big Sky trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Big Sky in an hour. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Yellowstone Safari Company.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman driving holiday planner.

Drive from Big Sky to Bozeman in an hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sky in September: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 72°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Kalispell

Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Conrad Mansion, explore the landscape on two wheels at Swan River Nature Trail, and then cast your line with Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kalispell online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Kalispell takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Kalispell

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kalispell to Glacier National Park. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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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.