8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gardiner
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
West Glacier

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, Jackson Glacier Overlook, & more). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read West Glacier trip planner .

New York City to West Glacier is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and 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 New York City to West Glacier. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in West Glacier dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 24th (Wed), cast your line with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Eagle's Store, then explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone day trip planning app .

You can drive from West Glacier to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. In July, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than West Glacier - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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

2
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gardiner

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

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