14 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Bozeman, Drive to Helena
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Helena — 2 nights

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of St. Helena and World Museum of Mining. Step off the beaten path and head to Gates of the Mountains and Mount Helena. Change things up with these side-trips from Helena: Butte (Headframe Spirits & Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol and catch some excitement at Great Northern Carousel.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helena road trip planner.

New York City to Helena is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Helena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Polson.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Trails
Side Trip

Polson — 2 nights

Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the activities along Flathead Lake, identify plant and animal life at Bison Range, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Glacier Brewing Company. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Swan River Nature Trail, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Art Fusion.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Polson route planner.

You can drive from Helena to Polson in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Helena in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Polson. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dillon.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
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Dillon — 1 night

Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Clark's Lookout State Park, see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park, and then get advice or help at Dillon Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dillon trip maker website.

Getting from Polson to Dillon by car takes about 4 hours. June in Dillon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

West Yellowstone — 3 nights

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 Earthquake Lake and Lone Peak. Visiting Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Step out of West Yellowstone to go to Big Sky and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and view the masterpieces at Homeroom at Madison Crossing.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dillon to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dillon in June: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 24°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip

Gardiner — 2 nights

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then stroll through Wilderness Connection, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Gallatin National Forest. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then test the waters at Yellowstone Hot Springs.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. June in Gardiner sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Bozeman — 3 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Visiting Ousel Falls Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Missouri Headwaters State Park and The Soldiers Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Livingston (Sacajawea Park & Yellowstone Guidelines). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River and sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bozeman trip itinerary site.

Getting from Gardiner to Bozeman by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in June: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 29°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.