5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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West Glacier
— 1 night
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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West Glacier

— 1 night
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get outside with John's Lake Loop and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Glacier online road trip planner.

Phoenix to West Glacier is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, West Glacier is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 56°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 26th (Mon), stroll around Gibson Park, then admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, and then trek along River's Edge Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls holiday planning tool.

You can drive from West Glacier to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

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 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, look for gifts at Send it Home, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally explore the activities along Earthquake Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

Getting from Great Falls to West Yellowstone by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Great Falls in April; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 44°F and lows reach 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 28th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, then get engrossed in the history at Gallatin History Museum, then see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and finally get into the urban bustle at Bozeman Public Library.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bozeman online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in April, with highs in Bozeman at 56°F and lows at 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.