10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
2
Missoula
— 1 night
3
Helena
— 1 night
4
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
5
Bozeman
— 2 nights

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Highline Trail and St. Mary Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Iceberg Lake Trail and Virginia Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, stroll through Trail of the Cedars, and take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park online day trip planner.

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for little chillier days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Fort Missoula Museum, see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Xavier Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula itinerary planning app.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Missoula by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In September in Missoula, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center ©
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center
Fort Missoula Museum ©
Fort Missoula Museum

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, stop by The Parrot Confectionery, admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, then take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helena tour planner.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Helena are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

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

2
nights
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 (Thu), explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helena in October, with highs in West Yellowstone at 50°F and lows at 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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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 5th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in October, you will find days in Bozeman are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (30°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Palisade Falls ©
Palisade Falls
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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