8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Missoula
— 1 night
Fly + Foot:  9​h
End: New York City

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Madison River Brewing.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip planner .

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. 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 June, plan for much colder nights in Bozeman, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Madison River Brewing, Horseback Riding Tours
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Horseback Riding Tours
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

1
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 23rd (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Bozeman to Great Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Ursuline Centre ©
Ursuline Centre

3
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. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Highline Trail, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning site .

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. In June in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Missoula.

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

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Missoula trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Missoula by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. June in Missoula sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Museums
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