8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana travel planner
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Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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Garryowen
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Whitefish — 1 night

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): trek along Trail of the Cedars, then take in the exciting artwork at Sunti World Art Gallery, and then explore the activities along Whitefish Lake Golf Club. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Whitefish trip planner.

New York City to Whitefish is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Whitefish due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, Whitefish is little chillier at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helena.
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Helena — 1 night

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Mount Helena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helena visit planner.

You can drive from Whitefish to Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Garryowen.
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Nature · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Garryowen — 1 night

Garryowen is a private town in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Little Bighorn Battlefield, then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, and then browse the exhibits of Custer Battlefield Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Garryowen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Garryowen takes 5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Helena in May; daily highs in Garryowen reach 8°F and lows reach 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Garryowen to West Yellowstone takes 5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Garryowen in May; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 57°F and lows reach 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.
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Side Trip

Bozeman — 2 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines and then take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Gallatin River and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman online attractions planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in May, things will get a bit warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 65°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Montana travel guide

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The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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