15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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15 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Missoula
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bozeman trip simple and quick.

Cincinnati to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cincinnati in June, with highs in Bozeman at 77°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Adventure Parks

Side Trip

Missouri Headwaters State Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Missouri Headwaters State Park ©
Missouri Headwaters State Park
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Take a break from the city and head to Earthquake Lake and Horseback Riding Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Museum of the Yellowstone. Step out of West Yellowstone to go to Virginia City and see Virginia City National Historic Landmark, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, and get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip site.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bozeman in June: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Virginia City National Historic Landmark
Highlights from your plan
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 29th (Mon), trek along Mount Helena, then identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains, and then experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, then ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helena online journey planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, expect Helena to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

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

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, trek along River's Edge Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

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

You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Highline Trail and Iceberg Lake Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Two Medicine Lake and St.Mary Falls. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Great Falls to Glacier National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot, then steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitefish online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Conrad Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Great Northern Brewing Company ©
Great Northern Brewing Company

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 7th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and then find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Missoula takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

National Bison Range
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
Fishing Charters & Tours

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