5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana travel route maker

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Make it your trip
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Bozeman
— 1 day
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Bozeman

— 1 day
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 16th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman online journey planner.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for much colder nights in Bozeman, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in Great Falls

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Golf

West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 18th (Sun), cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and then explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our West Glacier online route planner.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to West Glacier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in West Glacier can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.