8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Cooke City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Nashville

1
night
Cooke City

Cooke City
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cooke City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Nashville to Cooke City is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Nashville in May: high temperatures in Cooke City hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trip

Beartooth Hwy

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner route planning app .

Drive from Cooke City to Gardiner in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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 27th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2.5 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
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

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Glacier National Park (Garden Wall, Virginia Falls, & more). It doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the West Glacier road trip website .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to West Glacier takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Traveling from West Yellowstone in May, expect West Glacier to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

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