6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Bozeman
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Missoula
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

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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. For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bozeman trip itinerary app .

Washington DC to Bozeman is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for slightly colder days in Bozeman, with highs around 56°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 27th (Sat), get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Eagle's Store, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then explore the activities along Earthquake Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in April, with highs in West Yellowstone at 44°F and lows at 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

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night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then trek along Mount Helena, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helena trip planner .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in April, with highs in Helena at 57°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Winter Sports Outdoors
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Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

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nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, then get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jacob Island Dog Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Missoula road trip planning tool .

Getting from Helena to Missoula by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. April in Missoula sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
University of Montana ©
University of Montana
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

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