17 days in Montana Itinerary

17 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Glacier
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seeley Lake
— 1 night
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Malta
— 1 night
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Cooke City
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Big Sky
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 1 night

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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. On the 9th (Tue), stop by Willow's HuckleberryLand, get engrossed in the history at Depot Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Hidden Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the West Glacier sightseeing planner.

Charleston to West Glacier is an approximately 34-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charleston to West Glacier. Traveling from Charleston in July, plan for little chillier nights in West Glacier, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company
Depot Park ©
Depot Park
Willow's HuckleberryLand ©
Willow's HuckleberryLand

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Logan Pass, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park attractions planner.

Getting from West Glacier to Glacier National Park by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seeley Lake.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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Seeley Lake

Seeley Lake ©
Seeley Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Missoula County, Montana, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Symes Hot Springs as well as Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine. On the 13th (Sat), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, relax and rejuvenate at Symes Hot Springs, and then immerse yourself in nature at Salmon Lake State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seeley Lake journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Seeley Lake takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Seeley Lake are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Seeley Lake

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Salmon Lake State Park ©
Salmon Lake State Park
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine ©
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, then enjoy some music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip builder site.

You can drive from Seeley Lake to Great Falls in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Great Falls sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malta.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

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Malta

Malta ©
Malta is a city in, and the county seat of, Phillips County, Montana, United States, located at the intersection of U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bowdoin Lake, see the interesting displays at Phillips County Museum, and then engage your brain at Great Plains Dinosaur Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Malta trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Great Falls to Malta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Malta sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Malta

Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Great Plains Dinosaur Museum ©
Great Plains Dinosaur Museum
Phillips County Museum ©
Phillips County Museum

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Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. On the 16th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post, and then admire all the interesting features of Beartooth Hwy.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Cooke City online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Malta to Cooke City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Malta in July; daily highs in Cooke City reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum
Yellowstone Trading Post ©
Yellowstone Trading Post

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cooke City to West Yellowstone takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Ousel Falls Trail, then head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sky vacation builder website.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Big Sky by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports ©

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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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then meet the residents at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip tool.

You can drive from Big Sky to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, Bozeman is a bit warmer than Big Sky - with highs of 86°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter

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