6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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Helena
— 1 day
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 2 nights

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helena trip itinerary planning site.

Washington DC to Helena is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Helena, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Helena to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Earthquake Lake.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Helena - with highs of 57°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gardiner are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours ©
Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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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. On the 1st (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Bozeman trip planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gardiner in May, with highs in Bozeman at 65°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Guidelines ©
Yellowstone Guidelines
Fishing Charters & Tours
Palisade Falls ©
Palisade Falls

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