10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana tour planner

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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman and then explore the activities along Gallatin River.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman tour itinerary planner.

Orlando to Bozeman is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Bozeman. When traveling from Orlando in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bozeman: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Bozeman

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, stop by Lone Mountain Ranch Outdoor Shop, and then hike along Beehive Basin Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sky road trip planning app.

You can drive from Bozeman to Big Sky in an hour. Traveling from Bozeman in August, things will get slightly colder in Big Sky: highs are around 75°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping
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Gardiner

— 2 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paradise Adventure Company, Lower Geyser Basin and Uncle Tom's Trail. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): trot along with Paradise Adventure Company. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gardiner driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Gardiner takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, daytime highs in Gardiner are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Mystic Falls Trail has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Two Top and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In August in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 37°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

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.
On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along McDonald Creek, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and then hike along Highline Trail.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in August: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 48°F. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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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.