11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 45​min
1
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Philipsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Missoula
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 24th (Sat), stop by Eagle's Store. On the next day, explore the activities along Earthquake Lake and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone holiday builder site .

Atlanta to West Yellowstone is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to West Yellowstone. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in August: highs in West Yellowstone hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Great Falls driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Great Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in August; daily highs in Great Falls reach 84°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helena itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August in Helena, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains

2
nights
Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company, look for gifts at The Sweet Palace, then wander the wide-open spaces of Grant-Kohrs Ranch, then see the interesting displays at Old Montana Prison Complex, and finally see the interesting displays at Yesterday's Playthings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Granite County Museum, explore and take pictures at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ohrmann Museum & Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Philipsburg travel website .

You can drive from Helena to Philipsburg in 2 hours. Traveling from Helena in August, things will get little chillier in Philipsburg: highs are around 80°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, Ohrmann Museum & Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Sweet Palace ©
The Sweet Palace
Old Montana Prison Complex ©
Old Montana Prison Complex
Grant-Kohrs Ranch ©
Grant-Kohrs Ranch

3
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center and Fort Missoula Museum. Get some historical perspective at Garnet Ghost Town and St. Francis Xavier Church. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula and identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Missoula trip planner .

Traveling by car from Philipsburg to Missoula takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Philipsburg in August; daily highs in Missoula reach 86°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Garnet Ghost Town ©
Garnet Ghost Town
Fort Missoula Museum ©
Fort Missoula Museum

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