12 days in Montana Itinerary

12 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Whitefish
— 3 nights

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 16th (Wed), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally look for gifts at Send it Home.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone journey app.

Mobile to West Yellowstone is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, West Yellowstone is colder than Mobile - with highs of 64°F and lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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. On the 18th (Fri), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Yellowstone Safari Company, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then engage your brain at Montana Science Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman planning website.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Bozeman is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 72°F and lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Safari Company ©
Yellowstone Safari Company
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 20th (Sun), explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Great Falls online trip maker.

You can drive from Bozeman to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. September in Great Falls sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

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

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

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 23rd (Wed), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, hike along Swiftcurrent Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. September in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake, and finally get engrossed in the history at Depot Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitefish attractions website.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Whitefish can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion

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