9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Missoula
Drive:  4​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Apikuni Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake, and then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Missoula to Glacier National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train. In July in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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Swiftcurrent Falls ©
Swiftcurrent Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 4th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains.

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Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Helena takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, Helena is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

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Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
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.
On the 5th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Helena in July, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©

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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 7th (Sun), engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in July; daily highs in Bozeman reach 86°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

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Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
River Rafting & Tubing

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