14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Hardin
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 5 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.
On the 9th (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip builder tool.

Seattle to Glacier National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in September, with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Great Falls trip app.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Great Falls are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Great Falls

Nature · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Hardin

— 2 nights
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, pause for some photo ops at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then get engrossed in the history at Big Horn County Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum, explore the activities along Yellowtail Reservoir, and then look for gifts at Bighorn Trout Shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hardin travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Hardin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Great Falls in September, Hardin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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 15th (Wed): look for gifts at Send it Home, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River.

Make your West Yellowstone itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Hardin to West Yellowstone by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Hardin in September, things will get slightly colder in West Yellowstone: highs are around 64°F and lows about 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 3 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Spas & Ousel Falls Trail) and Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, look for gifts at The Last Wind-Up, take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman itinerary planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Bozeman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in September; daily highs in Bozeman reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.