8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  8 h
1
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Saint Louis

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and City Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Iceberg Lake Trail. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Sunti World Art Gallery (in Whitefish) and Glacier National Park (Grinnell Glacier, Swiftcurrent Falls, &more). It doesn't end there: trek along Highline Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our West Glacier road trip site.

Saint Louis to West Glacier is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to West Glacier is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Saint Louis in August since evenings lows in West Glacier dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Whitefish
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, see a show at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Great Falls planning website.

You can drive from West Glacier to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Museums Wildlife Nature
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
night
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Earthquake Lake, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Great Falls to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Great Falls in August: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 75°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 7th (Fri), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gardiner online route planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours

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. On the 8th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery and then engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman vacation builder app.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 84°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Bozeman Spirits Distillery ©
Bozeman Spirits Distillery

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