9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Great Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dillon
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Quebec City

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day
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Great Falls trip builder site .

Quebec City, Canada to Great Falls is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Quebec City in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Great Falls. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Nightlife Wildlife

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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
night
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 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, examine the collection at American Computer Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, and finally don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman trip planner .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Bozeman takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bozeman can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

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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 30th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bozeman in May: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 16°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

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night
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Bannack State Park, take an in-depth tour of Dillon Visitor Center, and then take in the awesome beauty at Pioneer Mountain Wilderness Area.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dillon trip planner .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Dillon in 2.5 hours. Traveling from West Yellowstone in May, expect Dillon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Dillon

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, hike along Highline Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip builder app .

Drive from Dillon to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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