8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Billings
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Avalanche Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary tool.

Seattle to Glacier National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in October; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 56°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grinnell Glacier
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Scenic Drive
Going-to-the-Sun Road
4.8

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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 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Great Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Nature · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
4.8
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Art Museum
C.M. Russell Museum
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone road trip planning website.

Getting from Great Falls to West Yellowstone by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Great Falls in October; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 50°F and lows reach 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.9

3
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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 (Big Sky Chapel, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, explore the activities along Gallatin River, surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Safari Company, and examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. While traveling from West Yellowstone, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bozeman, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Observatory
Museum of the Rockies
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Historic Walking Area
Downtown Bozeman
4.6

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Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, then test your team's savvy at The Grand Escape Room, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Billings trip website.

Getting from Bozeman to Billings by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bozeman in October since evenings lows in Billings dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Moss Mansion
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Room Escape Game
The Grand Escape Room
4.8
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8

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