8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park vacation builder .

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then look for gifts at The Shops at Station 8. On the next day, stroll through City Beach and then stroll through Whitefish Mountain Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Whitefish attractions planning tool .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Whitefish by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. July in Whitefish sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Conrad Mansion, River Rafting & Tubing, The Shops at Station 8
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River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Yellowstone Historic Center, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Whitefish to West Yellowstone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In July, West Yellowstone is little chillier than Whitefish - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

1
night
Bozeman

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 26th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman and then get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman day trip website .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 86°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Historic Sites
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American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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