31 days in Montana & Los Angeles Itinerary

31 days in Montana & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Bozeman, Shuttle to West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Missoula
— 5 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 10 nights
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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.
West Yellowstone is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Earthquake Lake, and get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

Make your West Yellowstone itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Sydney, Australia to West Yellowstone is an approximately 24.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to West Yellowstone due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in West Yellowstone: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Bozeman

— 3 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Appreciate the collections at American Computer & Robotics Museum and Livingston Depot Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of the Rockies and The Soldiers Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Livingston (Yellowstone Guidelines & Fishing Charters & Tours).

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bozeman visit app.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, expect Bozeman to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Falls

— 3 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and St. Ann Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex and First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park. Take a break from Great Falls with a short trip to Headhunters Fly Fishing in Craig, about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

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You can drive from Bozeman to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. September in Great Falls sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 6 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 11th (Sat), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Missoula

— 5 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Get some cultural insight at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center and Old Montana Prison Complex. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Ignatius Mission and St. Francis Xavier Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Bigfork (Eric Thorsen Art Studio & Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours), National Bison Range (in Moiese) and Montana Gems of Philipsburg (in Philipsburg). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boone and Crockett Club.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Missoula day trip website.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Missoula in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In September in Missoula, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 10 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Popular historic sites such as Hollywood Walk of Fame and Ocean Avenue are in your itinerary. Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and The Getty Center capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: The Getty Villa (in Malibu), San Diego Model Railroad Museum (in San Diego) and Ventura (Mission San Buenaventura & Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat). Have a day of magic on the 25th (Sat) at Disneyland Park. Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, contemplate the long history of Hollyhock House, and take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Community Beach House.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online day trip planner.

You can fly from Missoula to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Missoula to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Missoula in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.