4 days in Montana Itinerary

4 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Shuttle to Bozeman, Fly to Los Angeles

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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 15th (Sat): stroll around Sacajawea Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone Guidelines. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Madison River Brewing.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman attractions planner.

Los Angeles to Bozeman is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Bozeman hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gardiner visit planner.

Getting from Bozeman to Gardiner by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in May; daily highs in Gardiner reach 57°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone travel route site.

Getting from Gardiner to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks
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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.