8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner .

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glacier National Park, with lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Swiftcurrent Mountain ©
Swiftcurrent Mountain

1
day
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then look for gifts at Eagle's Store.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in March, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 37°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Eagle's Store ©
Eagle's Store

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Big Sky Chapel, Big Sky Resort, & more). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum, get into the urban bustle at Bozeman Public Library, and sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman online holiday planner .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Bozeman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 49°F and lows about 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Big Sky
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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