14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

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14 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  39​h
1
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Great Falls
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
6
Billings
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  36​h
End: Jacksonville

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 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then cruise along Firehole Canyon Drive, and then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Earthquake Lake and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip app .

Jacksonville to West Yellowstone is an approximately 39-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jacksonville to West Yellowstone. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in June; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Fishing Charters & Tours

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tee off at Bridger Creek Golf Course, then grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

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You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in June; daily highs in Bozeman reach 77°F and lows reach 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Golf Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bridger Creek Golf Course ©
Bridger Creek Golf Course
Bozeman Spirits Distillery ©
Bozeman Spirits Distillery

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Travelers' Rest State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike), and then sample the fine beverages at Montgomery Distillery. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Mission, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kootenai Creek Trail, and then look for gifts at Rockin Rudy's.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Missoula sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Missoula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stevensville, Travelers' Rest State Park
Highlights from your plan
Travelers' Rest State Park ©
Travelers' Rest State Park
Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike) ©
St. Mary's Mission ©
St. Mary's Mission

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the striking features of Original Governor's Mansion, explore the world behind art at Holter Museum of Art, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helena trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Missoula to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Original Governor's Mansion ©
Original Governor's Mansion
Holter Museum of Art ©
Holter Museum of Art

2
nights
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 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park and then cool off at Electric City Water Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, identify plant and animal life at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Great Falls attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Great Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral
Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
night
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 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Four Dances Recreation Area, then look for gifts at Scheels, and then do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Billings online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Billings takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Great Falls in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Billings, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Chief Plenty Coups State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chief Plenty Coups State Park ©
Chief Plenty Coups State Park
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
Scheels ©
Scheels

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