7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Helena
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 1 night

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, stroll through Highline Trail, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at St. Mary Lake, then admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park sightseeing planner.

Durham to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Glacier National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durham in September: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
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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 1st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then identify plant and animal life at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

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Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains, and finally experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Helena road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum

1
night
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 3rd (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a West Yellowstone vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Helena in October, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 50°F and 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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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. On the 4th (Sun), see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman attractions planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from West Yellowstone in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bozeman: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 30°F at night. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

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