7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Cody, Drive to West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Durham to West Yellowstone is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to West Yellowstone is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Durham in September, you will find days in West Yellowstone are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are much colder (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 1st (Thu), steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

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Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Great Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in September: high temperatures in Great Falls hover around 71°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

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 2nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at St. Mary Lake, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, then hike along Highline Trail, and finally trek along Grinnell Glacier.

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Drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.