11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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 4th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum and then meet the residents at Montana Grizzly Encounter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Bozeman is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Bozeman hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Palisade Falls ©
Palisade Falls

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, then explore the striking landscape at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Billings route site .

Drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bozeman in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Billings, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Helena.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Tours Nature

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Yellowstone Art Museum ©
Yellowstone Art Museum

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Helena online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Billings to Helena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Helena sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Trails Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Mission, trek along Kootenai Creek Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Travelers' Rest State Park, and finally stroll through Jacob Island Dog Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, then identify plant and animal life at Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike), then hike along Pattee Canyon, and finally look for gifts at Rockin Rudy's.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula trip planner .

You can drive from Helena to Missoula in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, daytime highs in Missoula are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Stevensville, Travelers' Rest State Park
Highlights from your plan
Travelers' Rest State Park ©
Travelers' Rest State Park
Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike) ©
St. Mary's Mission ©
St. Mary's Mission

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.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Baring Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cracker Lake Hike, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Piegan Pass and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Siyeh Pass.

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

Drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baring Falls ©
Baring Falls
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek

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