12 days in Montana Itinerary

12 days in Montana Itinerary

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12 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coram
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
East Glacier Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Baltimore

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 24th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Silver Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Missoula road trip app .

New York City to Missoula is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Missoula, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Missoula, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Coram.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Silver Park ©
Silver Park

2
nights
Coram

Coram is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Keep things going the next day: trek along Highline Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coram trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Missoula to Coram takes 2.5 hours. In July in Coram, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to East Glacier Park.

Things to do in Coram

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

2
nights
East Glacier Park

East Glacier Park ©
East Glacier Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Glacier County, Montana, United States. On the 27th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, then admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, and then explore the activities along St. Mary Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, explore the activities along Two Medicine Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Running Eagle Falls.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read East Glacier Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coram to East Glacier Park takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helena.

Things to do in East Glacier Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls
Running Eagle Falls ©
Running Eagle Falls

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Helena trip site .

You can drive from East Glacier Park to Helena in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Helena are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Earthquake Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone road trip site .

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Helena in July, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel, get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman online attractions planner .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Bozeman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, Bozeman is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 86°F and lows of 50°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Big Sky, Horseback Riding Tours, Missouri Headwaters State Park
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Missouri Headwaters State Park ©
Missouri Headwaters State Park

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