13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
3
Missoula
— 2 nights
4
Dillon
— 1 night
5
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
6
Bozeman
— 1 night
7
Hardin
— 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grinnell Glacier and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

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New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from New York City in May, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Falls day trip website.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

2
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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Missoula Art Museum, examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then admire the architecture and history at St. Ignatius Mission, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike), immerse yourself in nature at Travelers' Rest State Park, then get a new perspective on nature at Fort Missoula Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Missoula takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Missoula are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Missoula

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, St. Ignatius Mission, Travelers' Rest State Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Ignatius Mission ©
St. Ignatius Mission
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas ©
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center ©
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

1
night
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. On the 20th (Mon), get your bearings at Dillon Visitor Center, then look for gifts at The Bookstore, then examine the collection at Beaverhead County Museum, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dillon itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Dillon takes 3 hours. May in Dillon sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Dillon

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beaverhead County Museum ©
Beaverhead County Museum
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
The Bookstore ©
The Bookstore

1
night
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 21st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone, and finally get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone road trip app.

Traveling by car from Dillon to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. In May, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Dillon - with highs of 57°F and lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Museum of the Yellowstone ©
Museum of the Yellowstone

1
night
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 22nd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, then see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, and finally don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bozeman trip planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Bozeman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in May, things will get a bit warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 65°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

3
nights
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Little Bighorn Battlefield, then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Big Horn County Historical Museum, explore the striking landscape at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, and then see the interesting displays at Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hardin online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bozeman to Hardin in 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bozeman in May: high temperatures in Hardin hover around 8°F and lows are around 8°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hardin

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture, Custer Battlefield Museum
Highlights from your plan
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield

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