6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail & Horseback Riding Tours). There's much more to do: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, relax and rejuvenate at Spire Climbing Center, and take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary planning app.

Newark to Bozeman is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Bozeman, with highs around 59°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 15th (Fri), stop by Parks' Fly Shop and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in October, expect Gardiner to be slightly colder, temps between 50°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In October in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Great Falls day trip planning tool.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from West Yellowstone in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Great Falls: highs are around 59°F and lows about 35°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites · Nightlife
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Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.