9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Whitefish
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

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night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip planner .

Kansas City to Bozeman is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Bozeman is minus 1 hour. In February, Bozeman is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of 36°F and lows of 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum

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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 10th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Gardiner trip website .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in February, expect Gardiner to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°F and 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 11th (Mon), get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°F in February, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and explore the activities along Iceberg Lake.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. In February, Glacier National Park is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 36°F and lows of 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Mt. Clements ©
Mt. Clements

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night
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 16th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Whitefish trip website .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Whitefish can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort

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