11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
2
Cooke City
— 3 nights
3
Helena
— 1 night
4
Great Falls
— 1 night
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights

2
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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 26th (Wed), explore the activities along Gallatin River. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ousel Falls Trail and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary site.

Washington DC to Bozeman is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you will find days in Bozeman are little chillier (72°F), and nights are colder (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Big Sky, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
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Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park ©
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Gallatin River ©
Gallatin River

3
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uncle Tom's Trail and Beartooth Hwy. Take a break from Cooke City with a short trip to Mount Washburn in Yellowstone National Park, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum and stop by Cooke City General Store.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cooke City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bozeman to Cooke City by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bozeman in September: high temperatures in Cooke City hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Helena.

Things to do in Cooke City

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Hwy
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Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): trek along Mount Helena, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Helena trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cooke City to Helena takes 4.5 hours. In October, Helena is somewhat warmer than Cooke City - with highs of 60°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

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 3rd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum.

Plan trip to Great Falls with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Great Falls are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): trek along Goat Lick Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Hidden Lake, then hike along Highline Trail, and then trek along Grinnell Glacier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. October in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hidden Lake
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Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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