9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Bozeman
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Newark

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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. To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bozeman tour planning tool .

Newark to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Bozeman. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Newark in August since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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night
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 16th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

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Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in August, things will get a bit cooler in West Yellowstone: highs are around 75°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

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night
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 17th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bowser Brewing Company, and then tee off at Meadow Lark Country Club.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Falls online trip maker .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in August; daily highs in Great Falls reach 84°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
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Meadow Lark Country Club ©
Meadow Lark Country Club

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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 in touch with nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road. And it doesn't end there: hike along Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

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Drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 21st (Wed), kick back and relax at City Beach, get engrossed in the history at Depot Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Great Northern Brewing Company, then sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company, then view the masterpieces at Sunti World Art Gallery, and finally tee off at Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Whitefish road trip site .

Drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Whitefish, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Depot Park, Glacier Distilling Company, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
City Beach ©
City Beach

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