8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip maker

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Make it your trip
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
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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. Go for a jaunt from West Glacier to Glacier National Park to see Grinnell Glacier about 48 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Glacier National Park. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our West Glacier road trip app.

Asheville to West Glacier is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Asheville in May; daily highs in West Glacier reach 67°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: 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 contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from West Glacier to West Yellowstone by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from West Glacier in May, with highs in West Yellowstone at 57°F and lows at 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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. On the 27th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in May, expect Bozeman to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 37°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.