10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

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

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 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Gallatin History Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and then stop by The Last Wind-Up. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum, and then grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman route tool .

Atlanta to Bozeman is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Bozeman. Traveling from Atlanta in August, expect colder with lows of 47°F in Bozeman. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Trails
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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 1st (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then look for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gardiner attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Gardiner is a bit cooler than Bozeman - with highs of 75°F and lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

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
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Eagle's Store, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone route builder app .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 4th (Wed), contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, then explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Great Falls trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus; or fly. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, expect Great Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Nightlife Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Ursuline Centre ©
Ursuline Centre

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Virginia Falls and Highline Trail. Popular historic sites such as Iceberg Lake Trail and Grinnell Glacier are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and stroll through Swiftcurrent Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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