12 days in Montana Itinerary

12 days in Montana Itinerary

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12 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + taxi:  22​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Hardin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Virginia Falls and Grinnell Glacier. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, trek along Highline Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Apikuni Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Glacier National Park is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in Glacier National Park are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Great Falls online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Wildlife Nightlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
night
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe, and then take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Big Horn County Historical Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, and then don't miss a visit to Crow Indian Reservation.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hardin travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Hardin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Great Falls in August, Hardin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Crow Indian Reservation, Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Custer Battlefield Museum
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Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Trading Company
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

1
day
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 31st (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Hardin to West Yellowstone takes 5 hours. Traveling from Hardin in August, you will find days in West Yellowstone are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are much colder (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and then grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Bozeman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 34°C and lows about 9°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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