8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly + Taxi:  10​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Tampa, Florida

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Avalanche Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner .

Tampa to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Glacier National Park. While traveling from Tampa, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
day
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally stop by Send it Home.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone online trip builder .

Drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. In June, West Yellowstone is little chillier than Glacier National Park - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
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 26th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman route planner .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in June: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 77°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Tours
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
River Rafting & Tubing
Bozeman Spirits Distillery ©
Bozeman Spirits Distillery

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