27 days in Seattle & Montana Itinerary

27 days in Seattle & Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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Butte
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Dillon
— 2 nights
Drive
6
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Garryowen
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Livingston
— 3 nights
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Seattle — 7 nights

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Triad River Tours, Anacortes Kayak Tours, Hale's Ales Pub, and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Discover Nature. Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge & Murhut Falls) and Jimi Hendrix Grave Site (in Renton). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at National Nordic Museum, shop like a local with Pioneer Square, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle travel route tool.

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In May in Seattle, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 5 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grinnell Glacier and Avalanche Lake. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Swiftcurrent Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piegan Pass, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Great Falls.
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Great Falls — 2 nights

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral and then steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In May, daytime highs in Great Falls are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Butte.
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Butte — 2 nights

Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Montana Auto Museum and then steep yourself in history at Grant-Kohrs Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at World Museum of Mining and then contemplate the long history of Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Butte attractions planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Butte in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Great Falls in May, plan for little chillier nights in Butte, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Dillon.
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Dillon — 2 nights

Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. On the 2nd (Thu), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park and then get engrossed in the history at Dillon Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with FishTales Outfitting.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dillon attractions planner.

Drive from Butte to Dillon in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then explore the activities along Earthquake Lake.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Dillon to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dillon in June: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 24°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Garryowen.
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Garryowen — 2 nights

Garryowen is a private town in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company and then witness the site of a historic battle at Little Bighorn Battlefield. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Custer Battlefield Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosebud Battlefield State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Garryowen road trip app.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Garryowen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in June: high temperatures in Garryowen hover around -15°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Livingston.
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Livingston — 3 nights

Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. On the 8th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines and then appreciate the views at Paradise Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Yellowstone Gateway Museum and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Livingston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Garryowen to Livingston takes 3 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Garryowen in June, with highs in Livingston at 30°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Montana travel guide

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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.
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