10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Denver

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman online journey builder .

Denver to Bozeman is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Denver in July since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Palisade Falls ©
Palisade Falls
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter
Emerson Cultural Center ©
Emerson Cultural Center

3
nights
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 29th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback and then explore the activities along Earthquake Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bozeman in July: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 77°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Horseback Riding Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helena trip maker site .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, things will get a bit warmer in Helena: highs are around 88°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Distilling Company and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get in touch with nature at Trail of the Cedars and McDonald Creek. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and explore the activities along Iceberg Lake.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Helena to Glacier National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Helena in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Glacier Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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