19 days in Central Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Montana travel route planner
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Make it your trip
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Great Falls
— 7 nights
Drive
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Shelby
— 4 nights
Drive
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Havre
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lewistown
— 5 nights
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Great Falls — 7 nights

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Visiting Giant Springs State Park and Meadow Lark Country Club will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex and White Cliffs. Explore Great Falls' surroundings by going to Old Trail Museum (in Choteau) and Fort Benton (Museum of the Northern Great Plains & Fort Benton Bridge). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Great Falls road trip planner.

Boston to Great Falls is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Boston to Great Falls, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Great Falls when traveling from Boston in July, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shelby.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Shelby — 4 nights

Shelby is a city in and the county seat of Toole County, Montana, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Roadrunner Trail and The Prairie Peddler. Step out of Shelby with an excursion to Teton Pass Ski Area in Choteau--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Montana Veteran's Memorial Flag and Park and examine the collection at Marias Museum of History & Art.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shelby trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Great Falls to Shelby by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Havre.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports
Side Trip

Havre — 2 nights

Havre is the county seat and largest town in Hill County, Montana, in the United States. On the 6th (Sat), deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Assinniboine, then examine the collection at Havre Beneath the Streets, and then explore the ancient world of Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Blain County Wildlife Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Bear Paw Battlefield, then examine the collection at Blaine County Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Triple Dog Brewing.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Havre online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shelby to Havre takes 2 hours. In August in Havre, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lewistown.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Lewistown — 5 nights

Lewistown is a city in and the county seat of Fergus County, Montana, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Central Montana Historical Museum and Hutterite King Colony Ranch. The adventure continues: make a trip to Bear Gulch Pictographs.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lewistown day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Havre to Lewistown takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to home.
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Museums