31 days in Montana Itinerary

31 days in Montana Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hardin
— 2 nights
2
Cooke City
— 2 nights
3
Gardiner
— 2 nights
4
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
5
Bozeman
— 4 nights
6
Great Falls
— 4 nights
7
Glacier National Park
— 8 nights
8
Whitefish
— 5 nights

2
nights
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, thentake in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Big Horn County Historical Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowtail Reservoir, and then look for gifts at Bighorn Trout Shop.

Plan trip to Hardin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Jacksonville to Hardin is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Jacksonville to Hardin, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jacksonville in September, plan for slightly colder days in Hardin, with highs around °F, while nights are much colder with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Custer Battlefield Museum, Bighorn Trout Shop
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Big Horn County Historical Museum ©
Big Horn County Historical Museum
Bighorn Trout Shop ©
Bighorn Trout Shop

2
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post, thenadmire all the interesting features of Beartooth Hwy, and then get great views at Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower. Keep things going the next day: stop by Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, thenget engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, and then hike along Clarks Fork Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cooke City online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Hardin to Cooke City takes 4 hours. In September, Cooke City is slightly colder than Hardin - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe ©
Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower ©
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower
Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum

2
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection and then capture your vacation like a pro with Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and then whizz through the canopy at Montana Whitewater.

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You can drive from Cooke City to Gardiner in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours ©
Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
West Yellowstone is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, stop by Send it Home, contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, and see the world from above with Horizon Travel Yeti Aviation.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

4
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail & Lone Peak). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Yellowstone Safari Company, take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library, take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon, and test your team's savvy at Escape Room Montana.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip maker site.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in September: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Big Sky, Escape Room Montana
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Safari Company ©
Yellowstone Safari Company
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

4
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Great Falls side-trips: Helena (Montana State Capitol, Gates of the Mountains, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sacagawea Springs.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Great Falls trip planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Helena
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

8
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.
On the 21st (Mon), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at St. Mary Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

5
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore Whitefish's surroundings by going to Bigfork (Swan River Nature Trail, Swan River, &more) and West Glacier (Glacier National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with Rock Climb Montana, take an in-depth tour of Depot Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, and view the masterpieces at Sunti World Art Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Whitefish trip planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. September in Whitefish sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bigfork, West Glacier, Conrad Mansion, Depot Park
Highlights from your plan
Rock Climb Montana ©
Rock Climb Montana
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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