10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: New York City

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 1st (Tue), sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman itinerary planner.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Bozeman. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Bozeman are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are cooler (41°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
The Last Wind-Up ©
The Last Wind-Up

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 3rd (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, thenfind something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally look for gifts at Send it Home.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in September, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 64°F and lows about 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Great Falls journey planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in September: high temperatures in Great Falls hover around 71°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier National Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read West Glacier trip builder.

Drive from Great Falls to West Glacier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Glacier Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

Plan my day in Glacier National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from West Glacier to Glacier National Park. September in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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