8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Missoula International Airport, Drive to West Glacier
West Glacier
— 3 nights
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights


West Glacier — 3 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Virginia Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Trail of the Cedars, and stroll through Siyeh Pass.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the West Glacier day trip tool.

Monroe to West Glacier is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Monroe to West Glacier is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Monroe in June, expect nights in West Glacier to be cooler, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

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 8th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip planning tool.

You can drive from West Glacier to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from West Glacier in June; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gardiner.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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 9th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gardiner trip site.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gardiner can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Bozeman — 2 nights

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 10th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get outside with Broken Hart Ranch. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip maker site.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in June, expect Bozeman to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trips

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.