15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Red Lodge
— 1 night
2
Big Sky
— 3 nights
3
Dillon
— 2 nights
4
Wisdom
— 1 night
5
Helena
— 2 nights
6
Great Falls
— 2 nights
7
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights

1
night
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. On the 20th (Sat), stop by Montana Candy Emporium.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Red Lodge trip planner.

Philadelphia to Red Lodge is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. 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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in April, with highs in Red Lodge at 53°F and lows at 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Big Sky.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Shopping · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Montana Candy Emporium ©
Montana Candy Emporium

3
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Step off the beaten path and head to Earthquake Lake and Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports. Visiting Ousel Falls Trail and Lone Peak will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in West Yellowstone (about 1h 10 min away). There's more to do: make a trip to Big Sky Chapel and hike along Beehive Basin Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Big Sky using our trip planner.

Drive from Red Lodge to Big Sky in 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Red Lodge in April: high temperatures in Big Sky hover around 44°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dillon.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

West Yellowstone
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

2
nights
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll around Clark's Lookout State Park and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park. Keep things going the next day: get your bearings at Dillon Visitor Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lemhi Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dillon trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Dillon takes 3 hours. Traveling from Big Sky in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Dillon: highs are around 55°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wisdom.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
Lemhi Pass ©
Lemhi Pass
Clark's Lookout State Park ©
Clark's Lookout State Park

1
night
Wisdom

Wisdom ©
Wisdom is a small town in Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. On the 27th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Big Hole National Battlefield.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wisdom online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dillon to Wisdom takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helena.

Things to do in Wisdom

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Big Hole National Battlefield ©
Big Hole National Battlefield

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Reeder's Alley, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helena online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Wisdom to Helena in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Springs State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then stroll through River's Edge Trail. On the next day, explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, and then tee off at Meadow Lark Country Club.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

3
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, then hike along Highline Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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