13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 5 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 19th (Tue), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park driving holiday app.

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for colder nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

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 22nd (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Explore Gardiner's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Beehive Basin Trail & Ousel Falls Trail) and Clarks Fork Trail (in Cooke City). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner route maker app.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Bozeman

— 2 nights
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 27th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get outside with Broken Hart Ranch. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Bozeman trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gardiner in July, with highs in Bozeman at 86°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.