6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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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. On the 14th (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, hike along Ousel Falls Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Big Sky Chapel.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip builder website.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Bozeman. Traveling from New York City in October, expect nights in Bozeman to be colder, around 30°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 17th (Sat), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bozeman in October: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 50°F and lows are around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from West Yellowstone in October, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 56°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.