8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana route planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
— 1 night
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
West Glacier
— 3 nights


Bozeman — 1 night

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 4th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bozeman road trip website.

Phoenix to Bozeman is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Phoenix in June, expect Bozeman to be much colder, temps between 77°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips

Gardiner — 1 night

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gardiner trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in June, with highs in Gardiner at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 7th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to West Glacier.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

West Glacier — 3 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Virginia Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Trail of the Cedars, and stroll through Siyeh Pass.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the West Glacier day trip planning website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to West Glacier in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in June, with highs in West Glacier at 75°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.