8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
4
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Bozeman, Fly to Ft. Myers

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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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake McDonald, stroll through Trail of the Cedars, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the West Glacier tour planning website.

Fort Myers to West Glacier is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Myers in May, expect West Glacier to be much colder, temps between 67°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

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 3rd (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then get curious at Montana Science Center. On the next day, browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, and then take a memorable tour with Yellowstone Guidelines.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Bozeman takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. June in Bozeman sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 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 5th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a memorable tour with Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gardiner tour planner.

Getting from Bozeman to Gardiner by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in June, things will get little chillier in Gardiner: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

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 6th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally look for gifts at Send it Home.

Planning West Yellowstone trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

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.