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
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Piegan Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park holiday 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. Traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect colder with lows of 48°F in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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 15th (Thu): get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to West Yellowstone, use our trip itinerary maker.

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. In August, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Glacier National Park - with highs of 75°F and lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos ©
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos

1
night
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 16th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Gardiner trip planner .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gardiner can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
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 17th (Sat): browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up and then engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman road trip planning website .

Drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in August, expect Bozeman to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
The Last Wind-Up ©
The Last Wind-Up

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