8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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

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Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Big Sky (Big Sky Resort, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bridger Bowl, soothe aching muscles at Spire Climbing Center, and see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bozeman vacation builder site.

Columbus to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Columbus to Bozeman, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in February, things will get slightly colder in Bozeman: highs are around 36°F and lows about 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
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 (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top, stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone road trip planner.

Getting from Bozeman to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in February, with highs in West Yellowstone at 27°F and lows at 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): trek along River's Edge Trail and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Great Falls travel route planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Great Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in February; daily highs in Great Falls reach 36°F and lows reach 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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.
On the 13th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain and then head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike. On your second day here, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake and then head outdoors with John's Lake Loop.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In February in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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.