8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Bozeman
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Hardin
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Cincinnati

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.
Visit Virginia Falls and Going-to-the-Sun Road for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Iceberg Lake Trail and Avalanche Lake. The adventure continues: stroll through Grinnell Glacier, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Cincinnati to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cincinnati to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in July, Glacier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
day
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 (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum, and then grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Bozeman takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, daytime highs in Bozeman are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum

1
night
West Yellowstone

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 18th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then browse the exhibits of Yellowstone Historic Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for West Yellowstone using our trip planner.

Drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Bozeman - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hardin.

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
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

1
night
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield, witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe, and then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum.

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You can drive from West Yellowstone to Hardin in 5 hours. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, expect Hardin to be cooler, temps between 8°F and 8°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Custer Battlefield Museum
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum
Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe ©

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