8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Missoula International Airport, Drive to West Glacier
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
Train to Shelby Amtrak Station, Bus to West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly

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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Glacier National Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Logan Pass, &more). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the West Glacier road trip site.

Joplin to West Glacier is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Joplin to West Glacier due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Joplin in June, expect nights in West Glacier to be colder, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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 11th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone tour builder.

Getting from West Glacier to West Yellowstone by combination of train and bus takes about 19 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from West Glacier in June, with highs in West Yellowstone at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Bozeman

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 12th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls. On the next day, browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up and then learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman travel planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in June, with highs in Bozeman at 77°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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.