8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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West Glacier
— 3 nights

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area) and Madison Buffalo Jump State Park. Get in touch with nature at Madison River and Ennis RV Village. And it doesn't end there: trek along Grotto Falls Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at Madison River Brewing, and grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

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Minneapolis to Bozeman is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bozeman when traveling from Minneapolis in September, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Madison River ©
Madison River
Grotto Falls Trail ©
Grotto Falls Trail
Ennis RV Village ©
Ennis RV Village

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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): make a trip to Roosevelt Arch, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, then take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the Yellowstone and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip planning site.

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in September, with highs in West Yellowstone at 64°F and lows at 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Roosevelt Arch ©
Roosevelt Arch
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours

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West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier National Park and Bullhead Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Iceberg Lake and Siyeh Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Jackson Glacier Overlook & McDonald Creek).

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier road trip planner.

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, taxi, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in September, with highs in West Glacier at 70°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek

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