5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

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5 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Home Ranch Bottoms, and then stop by The Polebridge Mercantile.

Plan trip to Glacier National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Minneapolis to Glacier National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Polebridge, River Rafting & Tubing
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Home Ranch Bottoms ©
Home Ranch Bottoms

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip planner .

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to West Yellowstone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Great Falls in May, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 54°F and lows about 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

1
day
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
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 15th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, and then don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bozeman trip planning tool .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, Bozeman is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 65°F and lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
Emerson Cultural Center ©
Emerson Cultural Center

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