8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana travel planner
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Fly to Bozeman, Bus to Gardiner
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Gardiner
— 1 day
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Glacier
— 4 nights
Fly

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Gardiner — 1 day

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 22nd (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner trip maker app.

Atlanta to Gardiner is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Gardiner due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Gardiner: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 3 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Big Sky (Nature & Wildlife Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone, and find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone day trip website.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to West Glacier.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip

West Glacier — 4 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Logan Pass, Iceberg Lake Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Hidden Lake, trek along Trail of the Cedars, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siyeh Pass.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the West Glacier route maker website.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to West Glacier takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, West Glacier is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

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.
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