29 days in Montana Itinerary

29 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 4 nights
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
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Whitefish
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 12 nights
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Bozeman

— 4 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Downtown Bozeman make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks), Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston) and Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours, Big Sky Resort, &more). The adventure continues: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, have fun and explore at Montana Science Center, trek along Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, and take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip itinerary planning website.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Bozeman, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for colder nights in Bozeman, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kids will enjoy Horseback Riding Tours and Wilderness Connection. Get out of town with these interesting Gardiner side-trips: Cooke City (Cooke City Montana Museum & Clarks Fork Trail). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Beartooth Hwy, stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip maker website.

Getting from Bozeman to Gardiner by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bozeman in June, with highs in Gardiner at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

West Yellowstone

— 4 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Beehive Basin Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Yellowstone River, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, look for gifts at Send it Home, and stroll through Earthquake Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In June in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Whitefish

— 5 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Hidden Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitefish: Polson (Sacajawea Park, Flathead Lake, &more), West Glacier (Glacier View Golf Club & Glacier National Park) and Swan Lake (in Bigfork). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Flathead National Forest, cool off at Big Sky Water Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Matthew's Church.

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

Getting from West Yellowstone to Whitefish by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle, car, bus, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in June: high temperatures in Whitefish hover around 75°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:

Glacier National Park

— 12 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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along Two Medicine Lake, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls.

Plan my trip to Glacier National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes an hour. July in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 14:

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.