8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
3
Great Falls
— 1 night
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights

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. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail & The Soldiers Chapel). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Yellowstone Safari Company, stop by The Last Wind-Up, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bozeman day trip site.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Bozeman. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in Bozeman hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Sky
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Yellowstone Safari Company ©
Yellowstone Safari Company
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 14th (Wed), examine the collection at Museum of the Yellowstone and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone online visit planner.

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bozeman in October: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Museum of the Yellowstone ©
Museum of the Yellowstone

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 15th (Thu): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, thencatch a live performance at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Great Falls trip itinerary 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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in October; daily highs in Great Falls reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek and then stroll through Grinnell Glacier. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, thenadmire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In October, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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