53 days in Santa Clarita & Montana Itinerary

53 days in Santa Clarita & Montana Itinerary

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Santa Clarita
— 10 nights
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Missoula
— 5 nights
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West Glacier
— 8 nights
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Great Falls
— 5 nights
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Helena
— 4 nights
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Anaconda
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
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Bozeman
— 6 nights
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Billings
— 5 nights

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Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita ©
Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum and Kern County Museum. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Tehachapi Loop for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Clarita: Beverly Hills (Mulholland Drive & Greystone Mansion and Park), Malibu (Malibu Bluffs Park, Zuma Beach, &more) and The Wende Museum of the Cold War (in Culver City). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission San Buenaventura, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Paramount Ranch.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Clarita online travel planner.

New York City to Santa Clarita is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Santa Clarita is minus 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Santa Clarita

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Tehachapi Loop ©
Tehachapi Loop

5
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garnet Ghost Town and St. Ignatius Mission. Do some cultural sightseeing at Miracle of America Museum and Montana Natural History Center. Explore Missoula's surroundings by going to National Bison Range (in Moiese), River Rafting & Tubing (in Alberton) and Polson (Flathead Lake & Sacajawea Park). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and stop by Rockin Rudy's.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Missoula trip planner.

You can fly from Santa Clarita to Missoula in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Clarita to Missoula, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santa Clarita in July since evenings lows in Missoula dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
River Rafting & Tubing
Miracle of America Museum ©
Miracle of America Museum

8
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get some cultural insight at Conrad Mansion and Depot Park. Step out of the city life by going to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Hidden Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Glacier National Park (Grinnell Glacier, Highline Trail, &more). The adventure continues: trek along Trail of the Cedars and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier travel route planner.

Drive from Missoula to West Glacier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

5
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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Let the collections at C.M. Russell Museum and The History Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Great Falls: Beneath the Streets (in Havre), Central Montana Historical Museum (in Lewistown) and Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex (in Fort Benton). And it doesn't end there: hike along River's Edge Trail, brush up on your military savvy at Malmstrom Museum and Air Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from West Glacier to Great Falls by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Beneath the Streets ©
Beneath the Streets

4
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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of St. Helena and Montana Historical Society Museum. You'll explore and learn at Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild and Archie Bray Foundation. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, appreciate the extensive heritage of Last Chance Gulch, enjoy some diversion at Great Northern Carousel, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helena trip site.

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Anaconda.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

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Anaconda

Anaconda ©
Anaconda, county seat of Deer Lodge County, which has a consolidated city-county government, is located in southwestern Montana of the United States. Get a sense of the local culture at World Museum of Mining and Big Hole National Battlefield. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Montana Prison Complex and The Sweet Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaconda: Butte (Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens & MBMG Mineral Museum), Philipsburg Brewing Company (in Philipsburg) and Deer Lodge (Grant-Kohrs Ranch & Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation).

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Anaconda travel site.

Traveling by car from Helena to Anaconda takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helena in August: high temperatures in Anaconda hover around 80°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Anaconda

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Grant-Kohrs Ranch ©
Grant-Kohrs Ranch
Big Hole National Battlefield ©
Big Hole National Battlefield
Old Montana Prison Complex ©
Old Montana Prison Complex

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Step out of the city life by going to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ousel Falls Trail and Museum of the Yellowstone. Go for a jaunt from West Yellowstone to Big Sky to see Lone Peak about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Eagle's Store, and contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

Plan trip to West Yellowstone with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Anaconda to West Yellowstone by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Anaconda in August; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 75°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak

6
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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Virginia City National Historic Landmark and Missouri Headwaters State Park will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum (in Virginia City) and Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, Big Sky Resort, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls, explore the activities along Gallatin River, get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and see the interesting displays at Livingston Depot Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in August; daily highs in Bozeman reach 84°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Missouri Headwaters State Park ©
Missouri Headwaters State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum

5
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Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Take a break from the city and head to Pictograph Cave State Park and Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Get a sense of the local culture at Moss Mansion and Little Bighorn Battlefield. Get out of town with these interesting Billings side-trips: Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen) and Custer Battlefield Trading Company (in Crow Agency). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, identify plant and animal life at Four Dances Recreation Area, do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, and admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Billings trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bozeman to Billings by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Billings, with lows of 58°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Trading Company
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion

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