5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

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5 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Hardin
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto

1
night
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 (Wed): contemplate the long history of Earthquake Lake, then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone online road trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to West Yellowstone is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in West Yellowstone, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, and then identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helena travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in August, with highs in Helena at 35°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks Trails
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Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

2
nights
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. On the 9th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum, and then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hardin tour builder app .

Getting from Helena to Hardin by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Custer Battlefield Museum, Custer Battlefield Trading Company
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Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

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