8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Bozeman
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Denver

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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 (Sat), get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman trip builder site .

Denver to Bozeman is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Denver in June, expect Bozeman to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer 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 2nd (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone online journey builder .

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bozeman in June: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 4th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, stop by The Parrot Confectionery, admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helena trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, expect Helena to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana Historical Society Museum ©

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Xavier Church, and then get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula vacation maker app .

Drive from Helena to Missoula in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
St. Francis Xavier Church ©
St. Francis Xavier Church

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Highline Trail and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Lake, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online route planner .

Drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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