10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Glacier
— 1 night
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Great Falls
— 2 nights
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
— 3 nights


West Glacier — 1 night

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Swan Mountain Outfitters - Glacier Division, Glacier Photo, Apgar Lookout Trail, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the top attractions with Glacier Photo, then stroll through Ptarmigan Tunnel, then stroll through Apgar Lookout Trail, and finally trot along with Swan Mountain Outfitters - Glacier Division.

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New Orleans to West Glacier is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to West Glacier. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in West Glacier: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Glacier National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Sun), walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along McDonald Creek, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip planning website.

Glacier National Park is just a stone's throw from West Glacier. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Great Falls.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Great Falls — 2 nights

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The History Museum and then enjoy some music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, and then steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park.

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Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In April, daytime highs in Great Falls are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nightlife
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 22nd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top.

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Traveling by car from Great Falls to West Yellowstone takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Great Falls in April, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 44°F and 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bozeman.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at American Computer & Robotics Museum and Museum of the Rockies. Get in touch with nature at Big Sky Resort and Lone Peak. Go for a jaunt from Bozeman to Big Sky to see The Soldiers Chapel about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Madison River Brewing.

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Getting from West Yellowstone to Bozeman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in April; daily highs in Bozeman reach 56°F and lows reach 28°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

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.