9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Virginia City
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Bozeman

— 1 night
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 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Soldiers Chapel and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, then examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then get into the urban bustle at Bozeman Public Library.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman journey builder tool.

San Antonio to Bozeman is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Antonio in June, plan for slightly colder days in Bozeman, with highs around 77°F, while nights are colder with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gardiner itinerary tool.

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bozeman in June, with highs in Gardiner at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally stop by Send it Home.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. June in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Virginia City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Virginia City

— 2 nights
Virginia City is a town in and the county seat of Madison County, Montana, United States. Virginia City National Historic Landmark has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sun), see a world frozen in time at Nevada City Ghost Town, then get engrossed in the history at J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Virginia City National Historic Landmark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): see what you can catch with FishTales Outfitting.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia City trip planning website.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Virginia City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, expect Virginia City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Virginia City

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Iceberg Lake Trail, Swiftcurrent Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and stroll through Trail of the Cedars.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the West Glacier online day trip planner.

You can drive from Virginia City to West Glacier in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in West Glacier are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.