9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

Boston to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boston in June since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for gifts at Willow's HuckleberryLand, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then tee off at Glacier View Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier National Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Whitefish travel planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Whitefish are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally look for gifts at Send it Home.

Plan my day in West Yellowstone using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to West Yellowstone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Whitefish in June: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gardiner trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Gardiner are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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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 12th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in June, things will get a bit warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 77°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums · Museums

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.