22 days in Montana Itinerary

22 days in Montana Itinerary

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22 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Missoula
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Whitefish
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Orlando

1
night
Billings

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Billings trip itinerary planning website .

Orlando to Billings is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Billings, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Billings

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Take a break from the city and head to Beehive Basin Trail and Palisade Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Lone Peak (in Big Sky) and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman planning site .

Drive from Billings to Bozeman in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Billings in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Bozeman, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Big Sky, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park ©
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Palisade Falls ©
Palisade Falls

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bozeman in July: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 77°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Natural Pier Bridge (in Alberton) and National Bison Range (in Moiese). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Sky Brewing, walk around Caras Park, and find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Missoula takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: high temperatures in Missoula hover around 88°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

National Bison Range, Natural Pier Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
Big Sky Brewing ©
Big Sky Brewing

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, get in on the family fun at Great Northern Carousel, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Mount Helena, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helena trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Missoula to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

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

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 20th (Sat), explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then hike along River's Edge Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): walk around Gibson Park, then contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, and then see human ingenuity at work at Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri.

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You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bowman Lake and Running Eagle Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Virginia Falls and St.Mary Falls. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Highline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Two Medicine Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

3
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Conrad Mansion, tee off at Whitefish Lake Golf Club, and then kick back and relax at City Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Whitefish Depot, then tee off at Meadow Lake Golf Resort, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company, and finally stop by The Shops at Station 8.

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Getting from Glacier National Park to Whitefish by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Whitefish, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Columbia Falls, Glacier Distilling Company, Conrad Mansion
Highlights from your plan
City Beach ©
City Beach
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company

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