14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

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14 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): do a tasting at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Missoula holiday site .

Charlotte to Missoula is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in July, Missoula is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Silver Park ©
Silver Park

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Two Medicine Lake and Swiftcurrent Lake. Explore hidden gems such as St.Mary Falls and St. Mary Lake. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: trek along Highline Trail, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park travel route builder website .

You can drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 19th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at River's Edge Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then enjoy some music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, then play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, and then contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls online attractions planner .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Great Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 21st (Sun), admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, then fly down the slopes at Mount Helena, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helena travel planner .

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In July in Helena, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Yellowstone Historic Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone day trip site .

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helena in July: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 77°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

3
nights
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 24th (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Montana Grizzly Encounter, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Soldiers Chapel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 86°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Big Sky
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter
The Soldiers Chapel ©
The Soldiers Chapel

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