6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly

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West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Logan Pass, &more). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and explore the activities along Hidden Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our West Glacier online vacation builder.

Charleston to West Glacier is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Charleston in August: highs in West Glacier hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 1st (Wed), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Parks' Fly Shop, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gardiner trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from West Glacier to Gardiner by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from West Glacier in August: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 75°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

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 2nd (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally stop by Send it Home.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

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. To find photos and tourist information, read Bozeman tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Bozeman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in September; daily highs in Bozeman reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Montana travel guide

4.8
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.