8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive
3
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Bozeman, Fly to London

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Great Falls

— 2 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Giant Springs State Park and River's Edge Trail. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum.

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London, UK to Great Falls is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Great Falls is minus 7 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Great Falls. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

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Traveling by car from Great Falls to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Helena, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Earthquake Lake and Museum of the Yellowstone. Get outdoors at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and look for gifts at Send it Home.

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Drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helena in October: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 11°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.