9 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Montana itinerary planner
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
West Glacier
— 3 nights


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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, don't miss a visit to Big Sky Chapel, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman online journey planner.

Wilmington to Bozeman is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Wilmington to Bozeman, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Wilmington, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Bozeman, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gardiner.
Trails · Outdoors · Spas · Parks
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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), stop by Parks' Fly Shop, make a trip to Palette Spring, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gardiner driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Bozeman in September, things will get little chillier in Gardiner: highs are around 64°F and lows about 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.
Shopping · Historic Sites
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West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. In September in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to West Glacier.
Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife
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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. Escape the urban bustle at McDonald Creek and Bullhead Lake. Family-friendly places like Glacier Anglers and The Loop will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: trek along Siyeh Pass, play a few rounds at Glacier View Golf Club, and stroll through Apgar Lookout Trail.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from West Yellowstone to West Glacier. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in September, with highs in West Glacier at 70°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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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.