20 days in Central Montana Itinerary

20 days in Central Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Montana travel planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Great Falls
— 9 nights
Drive
2
Shelby
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Havre
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Lewistown
— 3 nights
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Great Falls — 9 nights

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex and Malmstrom Museum and Air Park. Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and The History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Great Falls' surroundings by going to Old Trail Museum (in Choteau) and Fort Benton (White Cliffs, Fort Benton Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, admire the sheer force of Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bowser Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Great Falls trip planning site.

Washington to Great Falls is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington in June; daily highs in Great Falls reach 76°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shelby.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Shelby — 3 nights

Shelby is a city in and the county seat of Toole County, Montana, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Montana Veteran's Memorial Flag and Park and Roadrunner Trail. Step out of Shelby with an excursion to Teton Pass Ski Area in Choteau--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Carousel Rest Area of Shelby, look for gifts at The Prairie Peddler, and see the interesting displays at Marias Museum of History & Art.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shelby travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Shelby takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Havre.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Havre — 4 nights

Havre is the county seat and largest town in Hill County, Montana, in the United States. Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site and Blaine County Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bear Paw Battlefield and Beneath the Streets. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Triple Dog Brewing, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Assinniboine, and get a new perspective on nature at Blain County Wildlife Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Havre tour planner.

You can drive from Shelby to Havre in 2 hours. In July in Havre, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Lewistown.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Lewistown — 3 nights

Lewistown is a city in and the county seat of Fergus County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Central Montana Historical Museum. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Bear Gulch Pictographs and then wander the wide-open spaces of Hutterite King Colony Ranch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lewistown tour planner.

You can drive from Havre to Lewistown in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lewistown are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Museums