8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Virginia Falls and Highline Trail. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Dallas to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Dallas in July, you will find days in Glacier National Park are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are colder (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow 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 31st (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone day trip website .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 77°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 1st (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then look for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gardiner sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gardiner are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) 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
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

2
nights
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 2nd (Fri), see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Rockies and then take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozeman day trip tool .

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in August, expect Bozeman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum

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