6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Newark to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, Glacier National Park is colder at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

1
night
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 30th (Tue): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Great Falls road trip planner .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Great Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Ursuline Centre ©
Ursuline Centre

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 31st (Wed), cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip planner .

Drive from Great Falls to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Great Falls in July, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough 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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nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 1st (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman driving holiday planner .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, expect Bozeman to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 50°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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