8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iceberg Lake Trail and Virginia Falls. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Running Eagle Falls, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, explore the activities along St. Mary Lake, and trek along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip builder site.

Dallas to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in June, you will find days in Glacier National Park are little chillier (75°F), and nights are colder (45°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 3rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ten Mile Creek Brewery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helena sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Helena by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, Helena is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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 4th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone travel route site.

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Helena in July, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Bozeman

— 1 night
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 6th (Mon): explore the activities along Gallatin River and then get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman trip app.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in July, with highs in Bozeman at 86°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.