11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Taxi:  11 h
1
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Boston

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park vacation planning website .

Boston to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in May, plan for little chillier nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Hebgen Lake, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, things will get slightly colder in West Yellowstone: highs are around 54°F and lows about 30°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Museum of the Yellowstone ©
Museum of the Yellowstone

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helena holiday planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In May, Helena is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 65°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

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