8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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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. Step out of West Glacier to go to Glacier National Park and see Grinnell Glacier, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Glacier National Park. There's more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

Plan my day in West Glacier using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Indianapolis to West Glacier is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to West Glacier due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, things will get slightly colder in West Glacier: highs are around 67°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Step out of West Yellowstone with an excursion to Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone, cast your line with a fishing tour, and explore the activities along Earthquake Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone tour itinerary planner.

Drive from West Glacier to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from West Glacier in May; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 57°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · 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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look and learn at Museum of the Rockies and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman day trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in May; daily highs in Bozeman reach 65°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.