9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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West Glacier

— 3 nights
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 (Swiftcurrent Mountain, Swiftcurrent Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get your game on at Amazing Fun Center, get engrossed in the history at Depot Park, and trek along Trail of the Cedars.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the West Glacier planner.

New York City to West Glacier is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to West Glacier due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect nights in West Glacier to be much colder, around 24°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): 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 get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Earthquake Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, and then head outdoors with Madison River Outfitters.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone route planner.

You can drive from West Glacier to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from West Glacier in November, plan for little chillier nights in West Yellowstone, with lows around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, then fly down the slopes at Big Sky Resort, then trek along Ousel Falls Trail, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from West Yellowstone in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Bozeman, with highs around 42°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens 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.