8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Highline Trail and St.Mary Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iceberg Lake Trail and St. Mary Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park tour itinerary planner.

Belleville to Glacier National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Belleville to Glacier National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Belleville in September: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, and then identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helena sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Helena in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in September since evenings lows in Helena dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

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West Yellowstone

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 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone day trip tool.

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Helena in September, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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