23 days in Montana Itinerary

23 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Cooke City
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Billings
— 2 nights
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 4 nights

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West Yellowstone

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 11th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for gifts at Eagle's Store.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone holiday maker app.

New York City to West Yellowstone is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to West Yellowstone. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in West Yellowstone hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cooke City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

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Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): cruise along Beartooth Hwy, learn more about the world around you at Yellowstone Trading Post, and then look for gifts at Cooke City General Store.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cooke City holiday planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Cooke City in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Cooke City

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Yellowstone Trading Post ©
Yellowstone Trading Post

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cooke City to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gardiner are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Billings.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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Billings

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 16th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pryor Mountains. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at ZooMontana, then immerse yourself in nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, and then appreciate the history behind Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Billings travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Billings takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Gardiner, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Billings, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Pryor Mountains ©
Pryor Mountains

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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Swan River and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Whitefish Mountain Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, and then make a trip to Whitefish Depot.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitefish trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Billings to Whitefish by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Whitefish when traveling from Billings in July, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
City Beach ©
City Beach

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

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.
Get outdoors at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Avalanche Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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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 26th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bowser Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge and then tee off at Meadow Lark Country Club.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Great Falls holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife · Parks · Golf · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 28th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, and then contemplate the long history of Reeder's Alley. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at MacDonald Pass, see where the action happens at Kindrick Legion Field, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains.

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

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Visiting Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area) and Crosscut Mountain Sport Center will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of the Rockies and American Computer & Robotics Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Missouri Headwaters State Park (in Three Forks) and Yellowstone Gateway Museum (in Livingston). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River, and sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman journey planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Bozeman takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Helena in July, Bozeman is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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