14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Missoula
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, and then get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helena holiday builder website.

Madison to Helena is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madison in July, you will find days in Helena are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Religious Site
Cathedral of St. Helena
4.7

1
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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 14th (Wed), trot along with a tour on horseback, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris.

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Getting from Helena to Gardiner by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Helena in July, expect Gardiner to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.9
Yellowstone Year Round Safaris ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Yellowstone Year Round Safaris
4.0

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ousel Falls Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Yellowstone: Big Sky (Lone Peak & Big Sky Resort). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Yellowstone Aerial Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Lake, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Lone Peak ©
Must see
Lone Peak
4.8
Earthquake Lake ©
Water Body
Earthquake Lake
4.7

3
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Missoula

Missoula is a city in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flathead Lake and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Missoula: National Bison Range (in Moiese) and Sacajawea Park (in Polson). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, grab your bike and head to Silver Park, find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, and look for gifts at Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Missoula day trip planning website.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Missoula by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in July, with highs in Missoula at 88°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

5
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Glacier National Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Highline Trail and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at St. Mary Lake, hike along Trail of the Cedars, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Iceberg Lake ©
Must see
Iceberg Lake
5.0
Highline Trail ©
Must see
Highline Trail
4.8

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