17 days in Montana Itinerary

17 days in Montana Itinerary

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17 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dillon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Red Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Crow Agency
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 7 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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 13th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman.

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

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, Bozeman is cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

few
hours
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dillon trip planning app .

You can drive from Bozeman to Dillon in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Dillon

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then explore the activities along Earthquake Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone driving holiday planner .

Getting from Dillon to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, West Yellowstone is a bit cooler than Dillon - with highs of 75°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

2
nights
Red Lodge

Red Lodge
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Beartooth Highway and then cruise along Beartooth Hwy.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Red Lodge trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Red Lodge in 4 hours. While traveling from West Yellowstone, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Red Lodge, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Crow Agency.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Beartooth Hwy

1
night
Crow Agency

Crow Agency ©
Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. On the 19th (Sun), witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe and then take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Crow Agency trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Crow Agency takes 2 hours. Traveling from Red Lodge in August, expect nights in Crow Agency to be somewhat warmer, around 58°F, while days are much warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Trading Company

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Great Falls trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Crow Agency to Great Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Great Falls when traveling from Crow Agency in August, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Outdoors Golf Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Meadow Lark Country Club ©
Meadow Lark Country Club
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

7
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Great Falls in August, with lows around 47°F. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

West Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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