11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tucson

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Tucson to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Tucson in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre.

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Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Great Falls are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helena online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors Trails Nature
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. On the 30th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, get engrossed in the history at Fort Missoula Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Missoula online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Helena to Missoula in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July in Missoula, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Fort Missoula Museum ©
Fort Missoula Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 1st (Thu), cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then admire all the interesting features of Earthquake Lake.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Missoula to West Yellowstone takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Missoula in July; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 77°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

2
nights
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 3rd (Sat): engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies, get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Montana Grizzly Encounter and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman journey planning app .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, expect Bozeman to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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