15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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Missoula
— 1 night
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Helena
— 1 night
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Butte
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Dillon
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Billings
— 1 night
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Miles City
— 1 night
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Glendive
— 2 nights
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Havre
— 1 night
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Kalispell
— 2 nights
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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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Montana Natural History Center and then grab your bike and head to McCormick Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula.

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Rome, Italy to Missoula is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rome to Missoula, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in September; daily highs in Missoula reach 26°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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. To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helena sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Missoula to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Helena sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Butte.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Butte

Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Butte tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Butte takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Helena in September, expect Butte to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 3°C. You'll set off for Dillon on the 5th (Mon).
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Dillon — 1 night

Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. On the 6th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Dillon Visitor Center and then see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dillon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Butte to Dillon takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Dillon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Bozeman.
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Bozeman — 2 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Rockies, and then soothe aching muscles at Spire Climbing Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Bozeman online attractions planner.

You can drive from Dillon to Bozeman in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Billings.
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Billings — 1 night

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 9th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at DanWalt Gardens and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Billings journey builder.

You can drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Billings, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Miles City.
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Miles City — 1 night

Miles City is a city in and the county seat of Custer County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Range Riders Museum and then explore the world behind art at WaterWorks Art Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Miles City online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Billings to Miles City takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Miles City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Glendive.
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Glendive — 2 nights

Glendive is a city in and the county seat of Dawson County, Montana, United States. On the 11th (Sun), snap pictures at Historic Bell Bridge and then take an in-depth tour of Frontier Gateway Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glendive trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Miles City to Glendive takes 1.5 hours. September in Glendive sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Havre.
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Havre — 1 night

Havre is the county seat and largest town in Hill County, Montana, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site and then expand your understanding of the military at Fort Assinniboine.

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You can drive from Glendive to Havre in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. September in Havre sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Great Falls.
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Historic Sites

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 13th (Tue): enjoy some music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Havre to Great Falls takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kalispell.
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Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nightlife

Kalispell — 2 nights

Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. On your second day here, stroll around Lone Pine State Park and then take an in-depth tour of Conrad Mansion.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kalispell road trip website.

Getting from Great Falls to Kalispell by car takes about 4 hours. In September in Kalispell, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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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