9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Yellowstone
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Missoula
— 2 nights
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West Glacier
— 4 nights

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Dallas to West Yellowstone is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in West Yellowstone, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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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 (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then stop by Parks' Fly Shop, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Gardiner trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gardiner are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Adventure
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Parks' Fly Shop
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Missoula

Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, get interesting insight from Tours, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imagine Nation Brewing Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seeley Lake Nordic Trails, hunt for treasures at Downtown ToNite, then let little ones run wild at McCormick Park, and finally grab your bike and head to Silver Park.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Missoula trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Missoula takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gardiner in July, with highs in Missoula at 88°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Virginia Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and trek along Trail of the Cedars.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the West Glacier planner.

You can drive from Missoula to West Glacier in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Scenic Drive
Going-to-the-Sun Road
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