8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Bozeman
— 1 day
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Bozeman

— 1 day
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 3rd (Tue), look and learn at Museum of the Rockies and then engage your brain at Montana Science Center.

Plan my day in Bozeman using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Boston to Bozeman is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in August since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then stop by Parks' Fly Shop, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in August, expect Gardiner to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at Send it Home, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone online day trip planner.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

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 8th (Sun), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, Glacier National Park is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 10:

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.