8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Fly

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West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Iceberg Lake Trail, Swiftcurrent Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and hike along Trail of the Cedars.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our West Glacier holiday builder tool.

Cincinnati to West Glacier is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to West Glacier due to the time zone difference. In June, West Glacier is little chillier than Cincinnati - with highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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 21st (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get outside with Broken Hart Ranch. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Rockies and then get outside with Yellowstone Guidelines.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bozeman tour planner.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Bozeman takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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 23rd (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Gardiner attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Gardiner is a bit cooler than Bozeman - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 24th (Fri), cast your line 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 other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone visit planning tool.

Drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Montana travel guide

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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.