6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Dillon
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  10 h 30 min
End: New York City

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Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Beaverhead County Museum and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dillon holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dillon. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
Beaverhead County Museum ©
Beaverhead County Museum

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dillon to West Yellowstone. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dillon in September; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 66°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Take a break from Glacier National Park with a short trip to Hidden Lake in West Glacier, about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road and take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, things will get a bit warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

West Glacier
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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