16 days in Montana & Connecticut Itinerary

16 days in Montana & Connecticut Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Missoula
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Billings
— 3 nights
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Kent
— 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iceberg Lake Trail and Bowman Lake. Escape the urban bustle at Trail of the Cedars and Swiftcurrent Falls. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, and head outdoors with John's Lake Loop.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner.

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. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Trail of the Cedars ©
Trail of the Cedars
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls

2
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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 6th (Tue), gain insight at University of Montana, look for all kinds of wild species at National Bison Range, and then admire the architecture and history at St. Ignatius Mission. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Missoula trip site.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Missoula takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October, daytime highs in Missoula are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
St. Ignatius Mission ©
St. Ignatius Mission

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Mount Helena, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and then experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helena trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Great Northern Carousel ©
Great Northern Carousel

1
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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Earthquake Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone journey planner.

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helena in October; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 50°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

3
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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. Escape the urban bustle at Ousel Falls Trail and Gallatin Canyon. Explore hidden gems such as Yellowstone Safari Company and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Missouri Headwaters State Park (in Three Forks) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Big Sky). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River, meet the residents at Montana Grizzly Encounter, and take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozeman tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from West Yellowstone, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bozeman, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Safari Company ©
Yellowstone Safari Company
Fishing Charters & Tours
Missouri Headwaters State Park ©
Missouri Headwaters State Park

3
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Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Big Horn County Historical Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, and then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then examine the collection at Moss Mansion, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Rimrocks, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Grand Escape Room.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Billings vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Billings when traveling from Bozeman in October, with lows around 39°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Kent.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Trading Company
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum
Horseback Riding Tours

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Kent

Kent ©
Kent is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, alongside the border with New York. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Hollister House Garden, then learn about winemaking at White Silo Farm & Winery, then snap pictures at West Cornwall Covered Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Kent Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Thorncrest Farm and Milk House Chocolate, do a tasting at Sunset Meadow Vineyards, then identify plant and animal life at White Memorial Conservation Center, and finally snap pictures at Bull's Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kent trip maker site.

Explore your travel options from Billings to Kent with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Billings in October, you will find days in Kent are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kent

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kent Falls State Park ©
Kent Falls State Park
White Memorial Conservation Center ©
White Memorial Conservation Center
White Silo Farm & Winery ©
White Silo Farm & Winery

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