21 days in Montana Itinerary

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— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Glacier National Park
— 7 nights
Drive to Calgary, Fly to Paris


Bozeman — 3 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston) and Big Sky (River Rafting & Tubing, The Soldiers Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman trip maker tool.

Paris, France to Bozeman is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Bozeman, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Bozeman hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Gardiner.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Gardiner — 2 nights

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stop by Parks' Fly Shop, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Gallatin National Forest, then ride a horse along Wilderness Connection, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gardiner road trip planner.

Drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in August; daily highs in Gardiner reach 28°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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West Yellowstone — 4 nights

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 (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Beehive Basin Trail, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, examine the collection at Museum of the Yellowstone, cruise along Beartooth Hwy, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In August in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Missoula.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
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Missoula — 3 nights

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Missoula: Polson (Flathead Lake Cheese & Flathead Lake). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, let the kids burn off some steam at McCormick Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, and hunt for treasures at Downtown ToNite.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Missoula trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Missoula takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In August, Missoula is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 35°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Glacier National Park — 7 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 13th (Sun), hike the day away at Highline Trail. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, stroll through Avalanche Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, and hike along Piegan Pass.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Montana travel guide

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.