8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Hardin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Dillon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hardin day trip site .

Los Angeles to Hardin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Hardin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, things will get cooler in Hardin: highs are around 50°F and lows about 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Crow Agency
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Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe ©
Big Horn County Historical Museum ©
Big Horn County Historical Museum

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 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Meadow Lark Country Club, then explore the world behind art at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Great Falls sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Hardin to Great Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get your bearings at Dillon Visitor Center, then look for gifts at The Bookstore, then see the interesting displays at Beaverhead County Museum, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Dillon trip planner .

Getting from Great Falls to Dillon by car takes about 3.5 hours. March in Dillon sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Dillon

Museums Nature Parks
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Beaverhead County Museum ©
Beaverhead County Museum
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
The Bookstore ©
The Bookstore

1
night
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 20th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Dillon to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dillon in March: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 37°F and lows are around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos ©
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, examine the collection at American Computer Museum, then engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies, and finally don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, then take an in-depth tour of Gallatin History Museum, then contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Gateway Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Madison River Brewing.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman route planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 49°F and lows about 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yellowstone Gateway Museum, Madison River Brewing
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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