15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Missoula
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Bozeman
— 2 nights

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Iceberg Lake Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grinnell Glacier and St.Mary Falls. Go for a jaunt from Glacier National Park to East Glacier Park to see Aster Falls about 2h 45 min away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Two Medicine Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park road trip planning app.

Kalamazoo to Glacier National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalamazoo to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Kalamazoo in July, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the architecture and history at St. Ignatius Mission and then identify plant and animal life at National Bison Range. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Missoula road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Missoula takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center ©
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of St. Helena and Old Montana Prison Complex. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grant-Kohrs Ranch and Great Northern Carousel. Explore Helena's surroundings by going to Deer Lodge (Yesterday's Playthings & Elk Ridge Brewing Company). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helena trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Missoula to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Helena, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

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Old Montana Prison Complex ©
Old Montana Prison Complex
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Earthquake Lake and Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Escape the urban bustle at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone tour builder.

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helena in August: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 75°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

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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 9th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Missouri Headwaters State Park and then get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bozeman trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in August: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 84°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Missouri Headwaters State Park ©
Missouri Headwaters State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum

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