9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + Taxi:  9 h 30 min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Nashville

4
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.
Visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Highline Trail and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's more to do: stroll through Trail of the Cedars and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip maker site .

Nashville to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Nashville to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Nashville, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 37°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls itinerary builder .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. May in Great Falls sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

2
nights
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 1st (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Great Falls to West Yellowstone in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Great Falls in May, expect West Yellowstone to be a bit cooler, temps between 54°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Museum of the Yellowstone ©
Museum of the Yellowstone
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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