8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Billings
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Winnipeg

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, hike along Highline Trail, and then explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park day trip site .

Winnipeg, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Winnipeg to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Winnipeg in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains, stop by The Parrot Confectionery, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helena trip planner .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Helena in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Helena. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Helena

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

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
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 8th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Missouri Headwaters State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman road trip planning website .

You can drive from Helena to Bozeman in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Helena in August, Bozeman is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Missouri Headwaters State Park
Highlights from your plan
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, then see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally pause for some photo ops at Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Pictograph Cave State Park and then admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Billings planning site .

You can drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in August, Billings is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Horseback Riding Tours

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