5 days in Concord & Montana Itinerary

5 days in Concord & Montana Itinerary

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5 days in Concord & Montana Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Concord
— Few hours
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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Concord

Concord ©
Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County, California. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Concord online tour itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to Concord is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Concord when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Concord

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Lindsay Wildlife Museum
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Lindsay Wildlife Museum ©
Lindsay Wildlife Museum

1
night
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 8th (Thu), stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then trek along Highline Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at St. Mary Lake and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Concord to Glacier National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Concord to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Concord in August, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Helena travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Helena takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in August since evenings lows in Helena dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks Trails
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum

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night
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your West Yellowstone trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helena in August: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 75°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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