7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 16th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, and then trek along Mount Helena. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, then take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helena day trip tool.

Denver to Helena is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

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Mount Helena ©
Mountain
Mount Helena
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Montana State Capitol ©
Government Building
Montana State Capitol
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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 18th (Tue): see the world from above with Horizon Travel Yeti Aviation, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary app.

Getting from Helena to West Yellowstone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helena in May, with highs in West Yellowstone at 57°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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Earthquake Lake ©
Water Body
Earthquake Lake
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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 20th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback and then identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gardiner online journey planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Gardiner, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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2
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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, and then take a memorable tour with Yellowstone Guidelines. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Bozeman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 65°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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