7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h
1
West Glacier
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Grinnell Glacier, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the West Glacier trip planner .

Minneapolis to West Glacier is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to West Glacier is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, plan for slightly colder nights in West Glacier, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 25th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then explore the world behind art at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bowser Brewing Company, get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Falls itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Great Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone road trip planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Great Falls in May, with highs in West Yellowstone at 57°F and lows at 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

2
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 28th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, then see the interesting displays at American Computer Museum, and then take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman and then stop by Angler's West Fly Fishing.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in May, things will get a bit warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 65°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Angler's West Fly Fishing
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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