8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 3 nights

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Go for a jaunt from Bozeman to Livingston to see Yellowstone Guidelines about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies, get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Montana.

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Nashville to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for slightly colder days in Bozeman, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Yellowstone Guidelines ©
Yellowstone Guidelines
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum

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Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then capture your vacation like a pro with Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gardiner online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in May, things will get little chillier in Gardiner: highs are around 57°F and lows about 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours ©
Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone vacation planner.

Drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Museum of the Yellowstone ©
Museum of the Yellowstone

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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, then explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our West Glacier road trip site.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to West Glacier in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, bus, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in May, with highs in West Glacier at 67°F and lows at 38°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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