8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Hardin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hardin trip builder app .

Atlanta to Hardin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in September, things will get slightly colder in Hardin: highs are around 75°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Custer Battlefield Museum
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Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

1
day
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Historic Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone planning site .

You can drive from Hardin to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hardin in September, with highs in West Yellowstone at 64°F and lows at 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

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. On the 1st (Tue), get curious at Museum of the Rockies, get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, stop by Montana Gift Corral, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and finally take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 72°F and lows about 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Great Falls travel route planning app .

Drive from Bozeman to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Iceberg Lake Trail, & more).

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read West Glacier trip planner .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to West Glacier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in West Glacier are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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