25 days in Montana Itinerary

25 days in Montana Itinerary

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25 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Butte
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Whitefish
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Missoula
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Miami

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. Explore hidden gems such as Ousel Falls Trail and Palisade Falls. Bring the kids along to Montana Grizzly Encounter and Museum of the Rockies. Change things up with a short trip to The Soldiers Chapel in Big Sky (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at American Computer Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, engage your brain at Children's Museum of Bozeman, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

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Miami to Bozeman is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Bozeman is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Miami in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Bozeman, with highs around 86°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Big Sky
Highlights from your plan
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Getting from Bozeman to Gardiner by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, Gardiner is little chillier than Bozeman - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Horseback Riding Tours
Undine Falls ©
Undine Falls

3
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone day trip website .

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Butte.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

2
nights
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. On the 12th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, then contemplate the long history of Grant-Kohrs Ranch, then examine the collection at Old Montana Prison Complex, and finally admire the majestic nature at Lost Creek State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at The Ringing Rocks, steep yourself in history at Copper King Mansion, then explore the galleries of World Museum of Mining, and finally explore the activities along Berkeley Pit.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Butte online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Butte in 3 hours. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 47°F in Butte. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Butte

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, The Ringing Rocks, Lost Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Berkeley Pit ©
Berkeley Pit
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook ©
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains, find something for the whole family at Great Northern Carousel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Missouri River, take in the exciting artwork at Archie Bray Foundation, then explore the activities along Hauser Lake, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helena road trip planner .

You can drive from Butte to Helena in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Butte in July; daily highs in Helena reach 89°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Virginia Falls and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helena to Glacier National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Helena in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

5
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Big Sky Water Park. Explore hidden gems such as Montana Vortex and House of Mystery and Glacier National Park. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort, grab your bike and head to The Whitefish Trail, admire all the interesting features of Stumptown Ice Den, and take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Whitefish trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Columbia Falls, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Big Sky Water Park ©
Big Sky Water Park
Montana Vortex and House of Mystery ©

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 26th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, and then stroll around Jacob Island Dog Park. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and then admire all the interesting features of University of Montana.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Missoula vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Missoula takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
University of Montana
University of Montana

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