9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Corpus Christi
Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Corpus Christi

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Corpus Christi to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Corpus Christi to Glacier National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Corpus Christi in August, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be colder, around 48°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Swiftcurrent Falls ©
Swiftcurrent Falls

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 1st (Tue), explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Great Falls road trip planning website .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Great Falls are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Ursuline Centre ©
Ursuline Centre

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 2nd (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helena visit app .

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone tour website .

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helena in September: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 64°F and lows are around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman trip app .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Bozeman is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 72°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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