9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
West Glacier
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Big Sky Resort & The Soldiers Chapel), Gardiner (Horseback Riding Tours & River Rafting & Tubing) and West Yellowstone (Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center & Yellowstone River). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman travel itinerary planner .

Chicago to Bozeman is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Bozeman, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Big Sky, Gardiner, West Yellowstone
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

5
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Jackson Glacier Overlook, Iceberg Lake Trail, & more). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company, take an in-depth tour of Depot Park, and admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the West Glacier road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Glacier takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Depot Park, Glacier Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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