12 days in Montana & Rexburg Itinerary

12 days in Montana & Rexburg Itinerary

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Butte
— 1 night
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Polson
— 1 night
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Libby
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Rexburg
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 1 night

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Butte — 1 night

Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Copper King Mansion and then get great views at Berkeley Pit.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Butte road trip site.

Bozeman to Butte is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Bozeman in September, you will find days in Butte are a bit cooler (67°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Polson.
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Polson — 1 night

Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Polson day trip planner.

You can drive from Butte to Polson in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Polson sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F at night. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Libby.
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Libby — 1 night

Libby is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Montana. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Libby Heritage Museum and then take a memorable drive along Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Libby day trip planner.

You can drive from Polson to Libby in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. September in Libby sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 3 nights

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 outdoors at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, hike along Goat Lick Overlook, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Libby to Glacier National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Libby to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Libby in September, Glacier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Fairy Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone day trip planning site.

Drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in September: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 64°F and lows are around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rexburg.
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Rexburg — 1 night

Rexburg is a city in Madison County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): grab your bike and head to Rexburg Nature Park and then examine the collection at Legacy Flight Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rexburg tour planning tool.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Rexburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, Rexburg is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 73°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.
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Bozeman — 1 night

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 22nd (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and then look for gifts at Montana Gift Corral.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bozeman trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Rexburg to Bozeman takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Bozeman, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 41°F at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to home.
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Montana travel guide

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The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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