6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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West Glacier
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
Fly

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West Glacier

— 1 night
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain and then head outdoors with John's Lake Loop.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the West Glacier trip builder site.

New York City to West Glacier is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to West Glacier. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in West Glacier, ranging from highs of 29°F to lows of 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 29th (Wed), head outdoors with Madison River Outfitters, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone vacation planner.

You can drive from West Glacier to West Yellowstone in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from West Glacier in December, things will get a bit cooler in West Yellowstone: highs are around 21°F and lows about -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Spas, Big Sky Resort, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, take in the awesome beauty at Bridger Bowl, learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in December, with highs in Bozeman at 30°F and lows at 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.