10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
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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. Escape the urban bustle at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park and Missouri Headwaters State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ousel Falls Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Lone Peak & Fishing Charters & Tours).

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozeman day trip site.

Austin to Bozeman is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Bozeman is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in July, expect nights in Bozeman to be much colder, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 86°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 1 night

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone road trip website.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bozeman in July, with highs in West Yellowstone at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Missoula.
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Missoula — 2 nights

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. On the 26th (Tue), examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, and then get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Missoula trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Missoula in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: high temperatures in Missoula hover around 88°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helena.
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Helena — 2 nights

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see what you can catch with Montana Fishing Outfitters and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, and then explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Helena tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Helena, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Great Falls.
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Great Falls — 2 nights

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hike along River's Edge Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Great Falls visit planner.

You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Montana travel guide

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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.
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