5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

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5 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 1st (Sat), stroll through Montana Grizzly Encounter.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozeman online trip planner .

Philadelphia to Bozeman is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for slightly colder days in Bozeman, with highs around 77°F, while nights are colder with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 3rd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in June, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helena tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, things will get a bit warmer in Helena: highs are around 79°F and lows about 50°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks Winter Sports
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Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

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