15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Missoula
— 4 nights

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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman and then take in the awesome beauty at Bridger Bowl.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman online itinerary builder.

Detroit to Bozeman is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Bozeman. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Detroit in April since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bridger Bowl ©
Bridger Bowl

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Earthquake Lake and Lone Peak. Escape the urban bustle at Ousel Falls Trail and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip builder tool.

Drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bozeman in April: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 44°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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 7th (Tue): see a show at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then trek along River's Edge Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll through First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, and finally browse the exhibits of Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Falls attractions website.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Great Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in April; daily highs in Great Falls reach 55°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

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River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

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West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Escape the urban bustle at City Beach and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Explore hidden gems such as Conrad Mansion and Jackson Glacier Overlook. Venture out of the city with trips to Glacier National Park (Goat Lick Overlook, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more) and Swan River Nature Trail (in Bigfork). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Depot Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Great Falls to West Glacier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. April in West Glacier sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Missoula.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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City Beach ©
City Beach
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of St. Helena and Old Montana Prison Complex. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grant-Kohrs Ranch and World Museum of Mining. Change things up with these side-trips from Missoula: Garden of One Thousand Buddhas (in Arlee), National Bison Range (in Moiese) and St. Ignatius Mission (in Saint Ignatius). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Silver Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Missoula day trip app.

You can drive from West Glacier to Missoula in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. April in Missoula sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Grant-Kohrs Ranch ©
Grant-Kohrs Ranch

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