10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Hardin
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

3
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.
Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and stroll through Highline Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park sightseeing planner.

Atlanta to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in August, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be cooler, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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 1st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Great Falls trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Great Falls sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get curious at Museum of the Rockies, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and then make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bozeman trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Great Falls to Bozeman in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bozeman can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
Emerson Cultural Center ©
Emerson Cultural Center

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 (Tue), explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and finally get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip planner .

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in September, with highs in West Yellowstone at 64°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Gardiner travel route planner .

Drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

2
nights
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. On the 5th (Thu), witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Museum, take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hardin trip maker website .

Drive from Gardiner to Hardin in 3.5 hours. In September, Hardin is somewhat warmer than Gardiner - with highs of 75°F and lows of 50°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Custer Battlefield Museum
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Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

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