16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Billings
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Columbia Falls
— 2 nights
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Missoula
— 2 nights
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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 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, then examine the collection at Moss Mansion, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty Street Brewing Company at The Taproom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at Scheels, then meet the residents at ZooMontana, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, and finally do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Billings trip site.

Dallas to Billings is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Billings, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Billings hover around 89°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Billings to Yellowstone National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Billings in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 39°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip maker site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Bozeman in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 86°F and lows about 50°F. You will leave for Helena on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, and then identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helena online trip planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Helena in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bozeman in July since evenings lows in Helena dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at River's Edge Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park. Keep things going the next day: walk around Gibson Park, see human ingenuity at work at Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri, then explore the activities along Sacagawea Springs, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Helena to Great Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

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 23rd (Fri), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's much more to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. July in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Columbia Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Columbia Falls

— 2 nights

Gateway to Glacier National Park

Columbia Falls might serve as the gateway to Glacier National Park, but it's much more than just a place to lay your head.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot, play a few rounds at Meadow Lake Golf Resort, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Montana Vortex and House of Mystery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Columbia Falls road trip planner.

Columbia Falls is just a stone's throw from Glacier National Park. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Columbia Falls

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Missoula

— 2 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of Mountain Flying, then examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and finally stroll around Caras Park.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula trip maker site.

You can drive from Columbia Falls to Missoula in 2.5 hours. In July in Missoula, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 53°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.