5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

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5 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Taxi:  9​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bozeman
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Columbus

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the activities along McDonald Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park sightseeing planning site .

Columbus to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Columbus in May, expect Glacier National Park to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip planning site .

Getting from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, expect West Yellowstone to be a bit cooler, temps between 54°F and 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©

few
hours
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bozeman trip maker tool .

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 65°F and lows about 37°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Historic Sites
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Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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