6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Hardin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. On the 24th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Big Horn County Historical Museum. On the next day, take in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hardin trip itinerary planner .

Minneapolis to Hardin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Hardin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, things will get cooler in Hardin: highs are around 8°F and lows about 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Custer Battlefield Museum
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe ©
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, then brush up on your military savvy at Malmstrom Museum and Air Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Great Falls planning app .

Getting from Hardin to Great Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Hardin in May: high temperatures in Great Falls hover around 65°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell 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 28th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, 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 out how to plan a trip to West Yellowstone, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Great Falls to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Great Falls in May: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 57°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

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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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, Bozeman is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 65°F and lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum
Bozeman Spirits Distillery ©
Bozeman Spirits Distillery

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