4 days in Montana Itinerary

4 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana itinerary planner

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Bozeman
— 1 day
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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West Glacier
— 1 night
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Bozeman

— 1 day
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 8th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Gallatin History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary maker site.

Minneapolis to Bozeman is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Bozeman is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bozeman when traveling from Minneapolis in October, with lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Historic Sites

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in October; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 50°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): walk around Gibson Park, then see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at River's Edge Trail.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Great Falls travel planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from West Yellowstone in October, expect Great Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

West Glacier

— 1 night
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake McDonald, head outdoors with John's Lake Loop, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the West Glacier trip app.

Drive from Great Falls to West Glacier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in West Glacier are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Adventure · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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.