14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

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Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Glacier Park International Airport, Drive to Whitefish
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Whitefish
— 3 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Billings
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 4 nights
Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Drive to Clinton

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Whitefish — 3 nights

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Grinnell Glacier and Whitefish Mountain Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Glacier National Park (Lake McDonald & Avalanche Lake). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Whitefish Lake Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, stay fit while traveling at The Wave, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitefish trip planner.

Clinton to Whitefish is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and 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. In May, Whitefish is little chillier than Clinton - with highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Great Falls.
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Great Falls — 1 night

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, then listen to music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, and finally tee off at Meadow Lark Country Club.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls travel app.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Great Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Great Falls are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Billings.
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Outdoors · Golf · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Billings — 2 nights

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 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Four Dances Recreation Area, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty Street Brewing Company at The Taproom, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Angry Hank's Microbrewery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Canyon Creek Brewing, and then learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Billings attractions tool.

You can drive from Great Falls to Billings in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Great Falls in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Billings, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature · Wineries

West Yellowstone — 2 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 8th (Mon), trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and then view the masterpieces at Homeroom at Madison Crossing. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone visit site.

You can drive from Billings to West Yellowstone in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Billings in May, expect West Yellowstone to be a bit cooler, temps between 57°F and 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bozeman.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Bozeman — 4 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Get in touch with nature at Boiling River and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston), Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner) and Madison River (in Yellowstone National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter, play a few rounds at Bridger Creek Golf Course, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman day trip planning website.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Bozeman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in May, expect Bozeman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Montana travel guide

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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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