8 days in North Dakota, Montana & Minneapolis Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota, Montana & Minneapolis Itinerary

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Medora
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 1 night
6
Minneapolis
— 2 nights

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House and then get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site.

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

Aberdeen to Medora is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aberdeen to Medora. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
Von Hoffman House ©
Von Hoffman House

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gardiner vacation site.

You can drive from Medora to Gardiner in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Medora in June, things will get a bit cooler in Gardiner: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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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 27th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, thenidentify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone road trip app.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Museum of the Yellowstone ©
Museum of the Yellowstone

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Great Falls trip planning site.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Great Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, expect Great Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Nightlife Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral

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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier holiday planning website.

Getting from Great Falls to West Glacier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. June in West Glacier sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Lake McDonald
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lake McDonald ©
Lake McDonald

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Mary, thenexplore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, thenget in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, and finally get your game on at FlyOver America. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game, get curious at Science Museum of Minnesota, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, and finally get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis road trip website.

Fly from West Glacier to Minneapolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from West Glacier in June since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

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