7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Billings Logan International Airport, Drive to Garryowen
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Garryowen
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Garryowen

— 1 night
Garryowen is a private town in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. On the 29th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Custer Battlefield Museum, contemplate the long history of Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Garryowen trip planner.

Durham to Garryowen is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Garryowen. Traveling from Durham in September, things will get a bit cooler in Garryowen: highs are around 76°F and lows about 45°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Garryowen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Garryowen to West Yellowstone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Garryowen in September, with highs in West Yellowstone at 64°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, then steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, and finally play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Great Falls road trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, expect Great Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, then hike along Highline Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Great Falls to Glacier National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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 enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.