10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Billings Logan International Airport, Drive to Garryowen
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Garryowen
— 1 day
Drive
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Whitefish
— 3 nights
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Garryowen

— 1 day
Garryowen is a private town in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. On the 9th (Sat), take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company and then take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Garryowen trip maker tool.

Atlanta to Garryowen is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Garryowen is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in January: highs in Garryowen hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Garryowen

Historic Sites

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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Downtown Bozeman and The Soldiers Chapel. Museum of the Rockies and American Computer & Robotics Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Big Sky (Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, Big Sky Resort, &more). The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at Spire Climbing Center, sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Madison River Brewing.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Garryowen to Bozeman takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Garryowen in January: highs in Bozeman hover around 31°F, while lows dip to 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Spas · Fun & Games

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bozeman in January, with highs in West Yellowstone at 21°F and lows at -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Helena, sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and then experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helena trip website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helena: highs are around 32°F and lows about 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

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 15th (Fri): examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, catch a live performance at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Great Falls trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Great Falls

Nature · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Whitefish

— 3 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Swiftcurrent Pass Hike and Whitefish Mountain Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Whitefish: Glacier National Park (Jackson Glacier Overlook & Going-to-the-Sun Road). It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Whitefish day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Whitefish takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Great Falls in January, plan for slightly colder days in Whitefish, with highs around 31°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

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.