9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana sightseeing planner
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Make it your trip
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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West Glacier — 2 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Virginia Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Siyeh Pass, and stroll through Trail of the Cedars.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the West Glacier trip maker.

Dallas to West Glacier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to West Glacier. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in West Glacier, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.
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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 21st (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River.

Before you visit West Yellowstone, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to West Yellowstone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from West Glacier in June, with highs in West Yellowstone at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.
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Gardiner — 1 night

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 23rd (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner road trip planning website.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bozeman.
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Bozeman — 3 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Gallatin Canyon, and relax and rejuvenate at Spire Climbing Center.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman attractions planner.

Drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in June: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 77°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Montana travel guide

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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.
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