15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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15 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Palm Springs
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
East Glacier Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Coram
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Palm Springs

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gardiner: Bozeman (American Computer & Robotics Museum, Museum of the Rockies, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore and take pictures at Beartooth Hwy, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner online travel planner .

Palm Springs to Gardiner is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in August; daily highs in Gardiner reach 75°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Bozeman, Beartooth Hwy
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

4
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Lone Peak, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, and find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to East Glacier Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Big Sky
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

3
nights
East Glacier Park

East Glacier Park ©
East Glacier Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Glacier County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near East Glacier Park: Glacier National Park (Baring Falls, Virginia Falls, & more). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Running Eagle Falls and explore the activities along Two Medicine Lake.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the East Glacier Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to East Glacier Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coram.

Things to do in East Glacier Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
St. Mary Lake ©
St. Mary Lake
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls

4
nights
Coram

Coram is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore Coram's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Highline Trail, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, & more). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and take an in-depth tour of Depot Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coram visit site .

You can drive from East Glacier Park to Coram in 1.5 hours. In August in Coram, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coram

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Depot Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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