8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana travel route planner
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights


West Glacier — 2 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 (Swiftcurrent Falls, Iceberg Lake Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Trail of the Cedars, contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siyeh Pass.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier driving holiday planner.

Greenville to West Glacier is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Greenville to West Glacier. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Greenville in June: highs in West Glacier hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to West Yellowstone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from West Glacier in June, with highs in West Yellowstone at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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 15th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gardiner trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gardiner are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Bozeman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in June: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 77°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Montana travel guide

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.