9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
West Glacier
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Hardin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our West Glacier online driving holiday planner .

New York City to West Glacier is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in West Glacier, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Going-to-the-Sun Road
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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 4th (Sun): examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, then play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, and then contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Springs State Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Great Falls online tour planner .

Getting from West Glacier to Great Falls by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
night
Hardin

Hardin ©
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. On the 6th (Tue), take in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum, take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Little Bighorn Battlefield. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Big Horn County Historical Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowtail Reservoir.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hardin visit planner.

Getting from Great Falls to Hardin by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Great Falls in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Hardin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Custer Battlefield Museum
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

1
day
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 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Traveling by car from Hardin to West Yellowstone takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Hardin, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in West Yellowstone, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, then take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Rockies, and finally make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center.

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Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, expect Bozeman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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