8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Discover out-of-the-way places like Middle Cottonwood Trailhead and Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Madison River (in Yellowstone National Park), Madison Buffalo Jump State Park (in Three Forks) and Ennis RV Village (in Ennis). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Grotto Falls Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Madison River Brewing, and sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman online trip builder .

Minneapolis to Bozeman is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Bozeman is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Minneapolis in September since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ennis RV Village, Madison River Brewing, Madison River, Madison Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Madison River ©
Madison River
Grotto Falls Trail ©
Grotto Falls Trail
Madison Buffalo Jump State Park ©
Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

2
nights
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 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Roosevelt Arch, then explore the activities along Yellowstone River, then explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in September, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 64°F and lows about 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Roosevelt Arch ©
Roosevelt Arch
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier National Park and Siyeh Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Jackson Glacier Overlook, McDonald Creek, & more).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier journey maker tool .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to West Glacier in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in September: high temperatures in West Glacier hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake
Siyeh Pass ©
Siyeh Pass
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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