24 days in Montana Itinerary

24 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana tour builder

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Bozeman
— 3 nights
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
3
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
4
Helena
— 3 nights
5
Missoula
— 4 nights
6
Whitefish
— 3 nights
7
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Big Sky (Big Sky Resort, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, explore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman route maker website.

Appleton to Bozeman is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Appleton to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Appleton in August, you will find days in Bozeman are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are a bit cooler (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 11th (Sun), 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, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner trip planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Gardiner in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, Gardiner is slightly colder than Bozeman - with highs of 75°F and lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

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

3
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
West Yellowstone is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

3
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helena: Deer Lodge (Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Old Montana Prison Complex, &more) and Butte (Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook & World Museum of Mining). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, get a taste of the local shopping with Archie Bray Foundation, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helena trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in August, things will get a bit warmer in Helena: highs are around 86°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

4
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Polson (Miracle of America Museum, Flathead Lake, &more), National Bison Range (in Moiese) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Superior). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, and let the kids burn off some steam at McCormick Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula online travel route planner.

Getting from Helena to Missoula by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Missoula sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Flathead Lake ©
Flathead Lake
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center ©
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula

3
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore Whitefish's surroundings by going to Bigfork (Swan River & Swan Lake) and West Glacier (River Rafting & Tubing & Hidden Lake). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort, explore the galleries of Conrad Mansion, and sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Whitefish trip builder website.

Getting from Missoula to Whitefish by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Whitefish are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion

6
nights
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary app.

Drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. In August in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

Similar plans

5 days in Montana BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 8 days in Montana BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Montana BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Montana BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular sights Preferences: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, outdoors, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans