7 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Bozeman — 1 night

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 25th (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then hike along Ousel Falls Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum and then get curious at Museum of the Rockies.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bozeman attractions planning tool.

Los Angeles to Bozeman is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bozeman, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.
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Gardiner — 1 night

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then ride a horse along Wilderness Connection.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gardiner day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in August, expect Gardiner to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 1 night

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 28th (Mon), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip site.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to West Glacier.
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West Glacier — 3 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Avalanche Lake, Jackson Glacier Overlook, &more). There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our West Glacier travel itinerary planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to West Glacier by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In August, West Glacier is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Montana travel guide

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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.
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