9 days in Montana & Jackson Hole Itinerary

9 days in Montana & Jackson Hole Itinerary

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Bozeman
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 day
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bozeman trip maker.

Kansas City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Bozeman is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder evenings in Bozeman when traveling from Kansas City in August, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of the Yellowstone, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Bozeman - with highs of 75°F and lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Jackson Hole

— 1 day
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 19th (Wed), let the river carry you with Barker-Ewing Whitewater, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions, and finally don't miss a visit to Town Square.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, Jackson Hole is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Earthquake Lake and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Museum of the National Park Ranger.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Jackson Hole in August since evenings lows in West Yellowstone dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Great Falls

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Great Falls online travel planner.

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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in August, with highs in Great Falls at 84°F and lows at 51°F. You will leave for Glacier National Park on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Glacier National Park

— 1 day

Crown of the Continent

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Whitefish

— 2 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Conrad Mansion, then get interesting insight from Glacier ZipLines, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Whitefish Lake Golf Club, then see the sights as you ascend with Rock Climb Montana, and then make a trip to Whitefish Depot.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Whitefish trip planning app.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.