14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

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14 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  7​h
1
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
East Glacier Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bozeman
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Kalamazoo

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. On the 5th (Sun), trot along with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Billings day trip app .

Kalamazoo to Billings is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Kalamazoo in July, you will find days in Billings are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to East Glacier Park.

Things to do in Billings

Historic Sites Nature Tours

Side Trips

Custer Battlefield Trading Company, Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Horseback Riding Tours
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©

2
nights
East Glacier Park

East Glacier Park ©
East Glacier Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Glacier County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and then explore the activities along St. Mary Lake. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then explore the activities along Two Medicine Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Running Eagle Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read East Glacier Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Billings to East Glacier Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Missoula.

Things to do in East Glacier Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
St. Mary Lake ©
St. Mary Lake
Running Eagle Falls ©
Running Eagle Falls

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Garnet Ghost Town and then identify plant and animal life at National Bison Range. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, and then gain insight at University of Montana.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Missoula road trip site .

Getting from East Glacier Park to Missoula by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

National Bison Range
Highlights from your plan
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Garnet Ghost Town ©
Garnet Ghost Town
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 11th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, then look for gifts at The Parrot Confectionery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Mount Helena and then find something for the whole family at Great Northern Carousel.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helena travel route planner .

Drive from Missoula to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Great Northern Carousel ©
Great Northern Carousel
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains

2
nights
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 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): explore the galleries of Yellowstone Historic Center, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Two Top.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip maker tool .

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helena in July, with highs in West Yellowstone at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Horseback Riding Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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. Family-friendly places like Montana Grizzly Encounter and Beehive Basin Trail will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park and Ousel Falls Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel & Horseback Riding Tours) and World Museum of Mining (in Butte). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bozeman trip planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Bozeman is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 86°F and lows of 50°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Big Sky, World Museum of Mining, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter
Palisade Falls ©
Palisade Falls
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park ©
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

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