8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
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 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum and then meet the residents at Montana Grizzly Encounter. On your second day here, stroll through Bridger Bowl.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman online trip builder .

Sydney, Australia to Bozeman is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Bozeman, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, you will find days in Bozeman are little chillier (15°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Nature
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American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum
Bridger Bowl ©
Bridger Bowl
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter

1
night
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): 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 get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in April, things will get slightly colder in West Yellowstone: highs are around 7°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 13th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helena journey planner .

Drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in April, with highs in Helena at 16°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Trails Nature Outdoors
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Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, then play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, and then steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, see a show at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Great Falls driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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