9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Billings Logan International Airport, Drive to Garryowen
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Garryowen
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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Missoula
— 4 nights
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Garryowen

— 1 night
Garryowen is a private town in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Custer Battlefield Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, and then take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Garryowen driving holiday planner.

Atlanta to Garryowen is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Garryowen, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Garryowen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then contemplate the long history of Earthquake Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone journey builder tool.

You can drive from Garryowen to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Garryowen in August, with highs in West Yellowstone at 75°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ten Mile Creek Brewery.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helena driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in August; daily highs in Helena reach 86°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Missoula

— 4 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Bison Range and Old Montana Prison Complex. Visit Grant-Kohrs Ranch and Garden of One Thousand Buddhas for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Missoula: St. Ignatius Mission (in Saint Ignatius) and Elk Ridge Brewing Company (in Deer Lodge). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Sky Brewing.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Missoula trip builder tool.

Getting from Helena to Missoula by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Missoula sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.