8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly + Shuttle:  11​h 15​min
1
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Richmond

3
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 18th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip maker .

Richmond to West Yellowstone is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Richmond to West Yellowstone. While traveling from Richmond, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in West Yellowstone, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Horseback Riding Tours
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helena visit planning tool .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Helena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In July, Helena is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 89°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Virginia Falls and St. Mary Lake. There's much more to do: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park tour planning site .

You can drive from Helena to Glacier National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Helena in July, things will get slightly colder in Glacier National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 49°F. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

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