10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana itinerary planner

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Fly to Billings Logan International Airport, Drive to Garryowen
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Garryowen
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly

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Garryowen

— 1 night
Garryowen is a private town in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. On the 12th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Garryowen online travel planner.

New York City to Garryowen is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Garryowen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Garryowen dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Garryowen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 2 nights
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 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Rockies, then examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Last Wind-Up, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Garryowen to Bozeman in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in September; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 64°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 16th (Wed), steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, take an in-depth tour of The History Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Great Falls tour planning app.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Great Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in September: high temperatures in Great Falls hover around 71°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Iceberg Lake Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Apikuni Falls, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, and trek along Avalanche Lake.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip site.

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Montana travel guide

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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.