9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail, and then stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, then admire the majestic nature at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bozeman trip planning site.

Salt Lake City to Bozeman is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, car, and bus. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Bozeman, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 50°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park ©
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
Madison River ©
Madison River

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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 30th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gardiner trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bozeman in July, with highs in Gardiner at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

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Horseback Riding Tours
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Terrace Spring and then explore the activities along Yellowstone River.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
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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 (Grinnell Glacier, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, &more). It doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our West Glacier trip itinerary app.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to West Glacier in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, expect West Glacier to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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