9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Dillon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Cooke City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Guatemala City

1
night
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 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then play a few rounds at Meadow Lark Country Club. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip itinerary app .

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Great Falls is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Guatemala City in April: high temperatures in Great Falls hover around 15°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Great Falls

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Valley View Garden Golf ©
Valley View Garden Golf
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©

1
night
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by The Bookstore, then get your bearings at Dillon Visitor Center, then examine the collection at Beaverhead County Museum, and finally see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dillon online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Great Falls to Dillon by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Dillon are 15°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Dillon

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Beaverhead County Museum ©
Beaverhead County Museum
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
The Bookstore ©
The Bookstore

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for gifts at Eagle's Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone road trip website .

Traveling by car from Dillon to West Yellowstone takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dillon in April, with highs in West Yellowstone at 7°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Eagle's Store ©
Eagle's Store
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

1
night
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, trek along Clarks Fork Trail, then take in panoramic vistas at Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower, and finally make a trip to Beartooth Hwy.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cooke City sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Cooke City in 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cooke City when traveling from West Yellowstone in April, with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Cooke City

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower ©
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower

2
nights
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 9th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): tee off at Bridger Creek Golf Course, get engrossed in the history at Gallatin History Museum, and then take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman tour builder .

Drive from Cooke City to Bozeman in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cooke City in April: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 15°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Golf Outdoors
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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