8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Glacier
— 1 night
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 4 nights
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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get outside with John's Lake Loop and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the West Glacier trip itinerary maker website.

Detroit to West Glacier is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to West Glacier due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in April, West Glacier is a bit cooler at night with lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a tour by water with Montana Fishing Outfitters and then experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel.

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Drive from West Glacier to Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

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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 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, look for gifts at Send it Home, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally contemplate the long history of Earthquake Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone holiday website.

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helena in April: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 44°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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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. Kids will enjoy Yellowstone Safari Company and Museum of the Rockies. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center, and get into the urban bustle at Bozeman Public Library.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman road trip website.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in April; daily highs in Bozeman reach 56°F and lows reach 28°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.