13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

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13 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  9​h
1
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Billings
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Memphis

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 16th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Great Falls online trip planner .

Memphis to Great Falls is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Memphis in February, plan for slightly colder days in Great Falls, with highs around 36°F, while nights are colder with lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral

2
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.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park travel planning app .

Drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car. February in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 20th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Sunti World Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Conrad Mansion, sample the fine beverages at Whistling Andy, then stop by Eva Gates Homemade Preserves, then take in the exciting artwork at Eric Thorsen Art Studio, and finally examine the collection at Flathead Ford Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Depot Park, then stroll through Whitefish Mountain Resort, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Whitefish route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Whitefish takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in February, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bigfork, Conrad Mansion, Depot Park
Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
City Beach ©
City Beach

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the architecture and history at St. Ignatius Mission, take in the spiritual surroundings of Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Sky Brewing, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Imagine Nation Brewing Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Missoula Farmer's Market, look for gifts at Rockin Rudy's, then admire the majestic nature at Travelers' Rest State Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blacksmith Brewing Company, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Mission.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Missoula road trip website .

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Missoula takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in February, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Missoula

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Stevensville, St. Ignatius Mission, Travelers' Rest State Park, Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
Highlights from your plan
St. Ignatius Mission ©
St. Ignatius Mission
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas ©
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
St. Francis Xavier Church ©
St. Francis Xavier Church

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center, and finally look for gifts at Eagle's Store.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone travel route app .

You can drive from Missoula to West Yellowstone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Missoula in February: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 27°F and lows are around 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

2
nights
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 25th (Mon), have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Bozeman, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Rockies, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, then take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Madison River Brewing. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Gallatin History Museum, get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, then stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, and finally stop by Lone Mountain Ranch Outdoor Shop.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman journey planner .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, Bozeman is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 36°F and lows of 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Big Sky, Madison River Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

2
nights
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, then look for gifts at Scheels, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Canyon Creek Brewing, and finally learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Wise Wonders Children's Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Toucan Gallery.

Plan my day in Billings using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Bozeman to Billings by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Billings when traveling from Bozeman in February, with lows around 19°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Toucan Gallery ©
Toucan Gallery
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery

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