10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Billings
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bowman Lake and Virginia Falls. Visiting St.Mary Falls and Iceberg Lake Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to The Polebridge Mercantile in Polebridge (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along St. Mary Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Highline Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Newark to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Newark in August, Glacier National Park is colder at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Polebridge Mercantile
Highlights from your plan
Bowman Lake ©
Bowman Lake
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, then take in the exciting artwork at Archie Bray Foundation, and finally ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helena day trip planning website .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Helena in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Helena. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum

1
night
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 23rd (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Helena in August, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 75°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

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 24th (Sat), get curious at Children's Museum of Bozeman and then see the interesting displays at American Computer Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip maker .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 84°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

3
nights
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Toucan Gallery. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC, then admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Sacrifice Cliff.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Billings trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bozeman in August, Billings is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Big Horn County Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Big Horn County Historical Museum ©
Big Horn County Historical Museum
Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC ©
Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC

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