8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 1 day
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights

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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 (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Gallatin History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bozeman trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Bozeman. Expect much colder evenings in Bozeman when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
Gallatin History Museum ©
Gallatin History Museum

2
nights
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 11th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then explore the activities along Earthquake Lake. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Send it Home, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone, and finally take a memorable tour with Yellowstone Aerial Adventures.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip website.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bozeman in July, with highs in West Yellowstone at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Horseback Riding Tours

1
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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helena trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in July; daily highs in Helena reach 89°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Iceberg Lake Trail and St.Mary Falls. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Glacier National Park using our trip planner.

You can drive from Helena to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Traveling from Helena in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Glacier National Park. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake
Two Medicine Lake ©
Two Medicine Lake
Running Eagle Falls ©
Running Eagle Falls

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