8 days in Bozeman, Missoula & Great Falls Itinerary

8 days in Bozeman, Missoula & Great Falls Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana route planner

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Bozeman
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Missoula
— 3 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 3 nights
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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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. Gallatin Canyon has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman online trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Bozeman is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in September, expect little chillier with lows of 41°F in Bozeman. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Missoula.

Things to do in Bozeman

Nature · Parks
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Missoula

— 3 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail and Pattee Canyon. Escape the urban bustle at Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike) and McCormick Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Stevensville (St. Mary's Peak & Kootenai Creek Trail).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Missoula online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Missoula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Missoula are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Fun & Games

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Great Falls

— 3 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex and then take in the dramatic natural features at White Cliffs.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Great Falls route planning site.

You can drive from Missoula to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Great Falls are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Great Falls

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Bozeman

— 1 night
Palisade Falls has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bozeman itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Bozeman takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Nature · Parks
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