8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
1
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Houston

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 9th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip planner .

Houston to West Yellowstone is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to West Yellowstone is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Houston in August: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 75°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Great Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus; or fly. In August, Great Falls is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 84°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral
Ursuline Centre ©
Ursuline Centre

5
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.
Visiting Virginia Falls and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park will get you outdoors. When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see The Polebridge Mercantile in Polebridge, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park route app .

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

The Polebridge Mercantile
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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