9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Missoula
— 1 night
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Bigfork
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights

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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 19th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies and then get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

Plan my day in Bozeman using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Chicago to Bozeman is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Bozeman, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect nights in Bozeman to be colder, around 41°F, while days are little chillier, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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 21st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

You can 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 September: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 64°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, walk around Caras Park, then have fun at Dragon Hollow Play Area, then get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, and finally look for gifts at Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Missoula day trip website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Missoula in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in September; daily highs in Missoula reach 72°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bigfork.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Caras Park ©
Caras Park
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Montana Natural History Center ©
Montana Natural History Center

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Bigfork

Bigfork ©
Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Swan River Nature Trail, trek along Jewel Basin Hiking Area, and then explore the activities along Swan Lake.

To plan Bigfork vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Missoula to Bigfork in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bigfork can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bigfork

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Swan Lake ©
Swan Lake

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 27th (Sun), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along Bullhead Lake, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and stroll through Grinnell Glacier.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Bigfork to Glacier National Park with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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