15 days in Sioux Falls, Devils Tower & Montana Itinerary

15 days in Sioux Falls, Devils Tower & Montana Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Livingston
— 1 day
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Nevada City
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 1 day
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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West Glacier
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls tour planner.

Madison to Sioux Falls is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Devils Tower

— 1 night
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sioux Falls to Devils Tower in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Devils Tower is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sioux Falls in July, Devils Tower is little chillier at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks
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Livingston

— 1 day
Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Livingston planning website.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Livingston in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Devils Tower in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Livingston, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Livingston

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of the Rockies. Change things up with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Big Sky (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman trip itinerary app.

Bozeman is just a stone's throw from Livingston. In July, daily temperatures in Bozeman can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Horseback Riding Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and finally take in the natural beauty of Sulphur Caldron. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback and then explore the striking landscape at Terrace Spring.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone online tour planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Bozeman in July, things will get a bit cooler in West Yellowstone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Nevada City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Nevada City

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum, make a trip to Virginia City National Historic Landmark, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Nevada City Ghost Town.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nevada City online travel route planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Nevada City in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in July, with highs in Nevada City at 85°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helena.

Things to do in Nevada City

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Helena

— 1 day
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine & Gold Fever Rock Shop has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Wed), go deep underground at Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine & Gold Fever Rock Shop, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and then find something for the whole family at Great Northern Carousel.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Helena online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nevada City to Helena takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nevada City in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Helena, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Sat), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, stroll through Avalanche Lake, and get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helena to Glacier National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Helena in July since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

West Glacier

— 1 night
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hidden Lake. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the activities along Hidden Lake and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our West Glacier road trip planner.

West Glacier is just a stone's throw from Glacier National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure
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Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.