9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum, admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then enjoy some music at The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at First Peoples Buffalo Jump and then play a few rounds at Meadowlark Country Club.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Great Falls itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Great Falls. In April, daytime highs in Great Falls are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Helena and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helena travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Falls to Helena. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Helena

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

3
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of the Rockies and Bridger Bowl. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Big Sky (Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports & Big Sky Resort). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Helena to Bozeman by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Big Sky
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Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 22nd (Sat), find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then take in the awesome beauty at Two Top. On your second day here, explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in April, with highs in West Yellowstone at 44°F and lows at 21°F.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

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