14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Missoula
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Great Falls
— 3 nights
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Helena
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone — 3 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Firehole Canyon Drive and Artists Paintpots. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Big Sky (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Beehive Basin Trail, &more) and Yellowstone National Park (Purple Mountain Trail, Terrace Spring, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

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Madisonville to West Yellowstone is an approximately 29.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Madisonville in June, you will find days in West Yellowstone are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are much colder (35°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Missoula.
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Missoula — 1 night

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Silver Park, then stroll through Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sentinel, and finally trek along Pattee Canyon.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Missoula trip builder website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Missoula in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, things will get a bit warmer in Missoula: highs are around 78°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Iceberg Lake Trail and McDonald Creek. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iceberg Lake and Garden Wall. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Goat Lick Overlook, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cracker Lake Hike, and admire the sheer force of Baring Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.
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Great Falls — 3 nights

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and St. Ann Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giant Springs State Park and White Cliffs. Step out of Great Falls to go to Fort Benton and see Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, stop by Feather Your Nest, get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, and tee off at Valley View Garden Golf.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Great Falls trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Helena.
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Helena — 1 night

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, trek along MacDonald Pass, and then immerse yourself in nature at Spring Meadow Lake State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helena trip planner.

Drive from Great Falls to Helena in 1.5 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 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
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The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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