7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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West Glacier
— 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 4th (Sun), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Livingston Depot Center, then walk around Sacajawea Park, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman travel route planning tool.

Sacramento to Bozeman is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Bozeman is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in July; daily highs in Bozeman reach 86°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in July; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 77°F and lows reach 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 8th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral.

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Drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in July, with highs in Great Falls at 86°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 9th (Fri), trek along Highline Trail, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, then hike along Avalanche Lake, and finally explore the activities along Lake McDonald. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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You can drive from Great Falls to West Glacier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. July in West Glacier sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.