8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana attractions planner
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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West Glacier
— 4 nights
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Bozeman — 1 night

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 3rd (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Rockies, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

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Fort Myers to Bozeman is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Myers to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fort Myers in August, plan for little chillier days in Bozeman, with highs around 84°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.
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Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
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Gardiner — 1 night

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gardiner tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, Gardiner is little chillier than Bozeman - with highs of 75°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.
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Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

West Yellowstone — 1 night

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. In August in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to West Glacier.
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Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Theme Parks

West Glacier — 4 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Logan Pass, &more). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the West Glacier trip tool.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to West Glacier in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, expect West Glacier to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 48°F. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Montana travel guide

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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.
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