10 days in Missoula, Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

10 days in Missoula, Glacier National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Missoula
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to Springfield Branson National Airport, Drive to Marshfield

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Missoula

— 2 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Visiting National Bison Range and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Philipsburg (Philipsburg Treasures and Gift & Philipsburg Brewing Company). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Missoula online trip planner.

Marshfield to Missoula is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marshfield in May; daily highs in Missoula reach 68°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Glacier National Park

— 2 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.
You've now added Lake McDonald to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hike along Goat Lick Overlook, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook and then stroll around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Glacier National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In May, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, and admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3: