12 days in Montana & Rexburg Itinerary

12 days in Montana & Rexburg Itinerary

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Butte
— 1 night
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Polson
— 1 night
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Libby
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Rexburg
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 1 night

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Butte

— 1 night
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. On the 4th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Copper King Mansion and then get great views at Berkeley Pit.

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Bozeman to Butte is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bozeman in September: highs in Butte hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Polson.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Polson

— 1 night
Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Polson trip planner.

You can drive from Butte to Polson in 3.5 hours. September in Polson sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Libby.

Things to do in Polson

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Libby

— 1 night
Libby is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Montana. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Libby Heritage Museum and then take a memorable drive along Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway.

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Drive from Polson to Libby in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Polson to Libby, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Libby are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Libby

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

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 Going-to-the-Sun Road and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Libby to Glacier National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Libby to Glacier National Park. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Libby in September since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Fairy Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone tour builder app.

Getting from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Rexburg.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Rexburg

— 1 night
Rexburg is a city in Madison County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Rexburg Nature Park and then see the interesting displays at Legacy Flight Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rexburg trip app.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Rexburg takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in September, with highs in Rexburg at 73°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Rexburg

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Bozeman

— 1 night
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 14th (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and then look for gifts at Montana Gift Corral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip planner.

Drive from Rexburg to Bozeman in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bozeman can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.