9 days in Montana, Wyoming & Atlanta Itinerary

9 days in Montana, Wyoming & Atlanta Itinerary

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9 days in Montana, Wyoming & Atlanta Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
West Glacier
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cody
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Atlanta
— 1 night
End: Atlanta


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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our West Glacier trip itinerary planner .

Atlanta to West Glacier is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Atlanta to West Glacier, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in West Glacier: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Glacier

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Falls online attractions planner .

Drive from West Glacier to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. September in Great Falls sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Nightlife Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Bridge General Store and Old Faithful. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and Lone Star Geyser. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday maker .

You can drive from Great Falls to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Great Falls in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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night
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 3rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, then see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cody trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in Cody at 57°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre, then admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and finally contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park.

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Traveling by flight from Cody to Atlanta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cody to Atlanta. In October, Atlanta is a bit warmer than Cody - with highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
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Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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