8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Red Deer
Drive:  12​h 15​min
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Red Deer

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the long history of Earthquake Lake. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Red Deer, Canada to West Yellowstone is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect little chillier evenings in West Yellowstone when traveling from Red Deer in June, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Gibbon Falls
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Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, play a few rounds at Bridger Creek Golf Course, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

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Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in June, with highs in Bozeman at 29°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Golf Trails
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Bridger Creek Golf Course ©
Bridger Creek Golf Course
Bozeman Spirits Distillery ©
Bozeman Spirits Distillery
The Last Wind-Up ©
The Last Wind-Up

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Original Governor's Mansion, sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and then hike along MacDonald Pass.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helena road trip tool .

You can drive from Bozeman to Helena in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Trails Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries
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MacDonald Pass ©
MacDonald Pass
Original Governor's Mansion ©
Original Governor's Mansion

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park and then cool off at Electric City Water Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Great Falls trip planning site .

Getting from Helena to Great Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Electric City Water Park ©
Electric City Water Park
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Baring Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then hike along Cracker Lake Hike, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Granite Park Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook
Baring Falls ©
Baring Falls
Cracker Lake Hike ©
Cracker Lake Hike

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