8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana holiday planner

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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Bigfork
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Bozeman

— 1 night
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 29th (Sat): get interesting insight from Yellowstone Guidelines. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Madison River Brewing.

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Tallahassee to Bozeman is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallahassee to Bozeman is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tallahassee in May, with highs in Bozeman at 65°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 31st (Mon), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Getting from Bozeman to Gardiner by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, Gardiner is little chillier than Bozeman - with highs of 57°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see what you can catch 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.

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Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. May in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bigfork.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Bigfork

— 1 night
Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), examine the collection at Flathead Ford Museum, work some fitness into your day at Swan River Nature Trail, and then get interesting insight from Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours.

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Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bigfork takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in June: high temperatures in Bigfork hover around 75°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bigfork

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, then explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bigfork to Glacier National Park. In June, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Montana travel guide

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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.