15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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15 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Philipsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 10th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman and then look for gifts at Montana Gift Corral. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, and then take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman trip itinerary site .

Washington DC to Bozeman is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for little chillier days in Bozeman, with highs around 77°F, while nights are colder with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Big Sky Resort
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Horseback Riding Tours
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, West Yellowstone is a bit cooler than Bozeman - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

2
nights
Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, see the interesting displays at Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation, examine the collection at Old Montana Prison Complex, then see the interesting displays at Yesterday's Playthings, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Elk Ridge Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Ohrmann Museum & Gallery, explore and take pictures at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, get engrossed in the history at Granite County Museum, then stop by The Sweet Palace, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Philipsburg Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Philipsburg road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Philipsburg takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Philipsburg when traveling from West Yellowstone in June, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, Ohrmann Museum & Gallery
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Ohrmann Museum & Gallery ©
Ohrmann Museum & Gallery
Old Montana Prison Complex ©
Old Montana Prison Complex
Grant-Kohrs Ranch ©
Grant-Kohrs Ranch

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, hike along Kootenai Creek Trail, and then stop by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, then learn more about the world around you at Fort Missoula Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown ToNite.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Missoula trip itinerary site .

Drive from Philipsburg to Missoula in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Philipsburg in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Missoula, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Kootenai Creek Trail, Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas ©
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Iceberg Lake Trail and Highline Trail. Go for a jaunt from Glacier National Park to Polebridge to see Home Ranch Bottoms about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along Bowman Lake, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

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You can drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Home Ranch Bottoms
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 23rd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Great Falls travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

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

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