7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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Garryowen
— 1 day
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 1 night
4
Great Falls
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights

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Garryowen

Garryowen ©
Garryowen is a private town in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Custer Battlefield Museum, take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Garryowen itinerary planner.

Seattle to Garryowen is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Garryowen is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Garryowen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Garryowen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Trading Company
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 4th (Sun), get interesting insight from Yellowstone Aerial Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Garryowen to West Yellowstone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Garryowen in September; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 64°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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

1
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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helena trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, things will get a bit warmer in Helena: highs are around 73°F and lows about 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

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

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Falls holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and finally get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Running Eagle Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Two Medicine Lake, and then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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