29 days in Montana Itinerary

29 days in Montana Itinerary

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Billings
— 3 nights
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Bozeman
— 4 nights
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Helena
— 3 nights
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Missoula
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 7 nights
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Billings

— 3 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Billings: Crow Agency (Little Bighorn Battlefield & Custer Battlefield Trading Company), Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar) and Big Horn County Historical Museum (in Hardin). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at DanWalt Gardens, and examine the collection at Moss Mansion.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Billings travel website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Billings is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Billings is minus 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in June: high temperatures in Billings hover around 31°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Billings

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 4 nights
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 (Horseback Riding Tours & River Rafting & Tubing) and Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, relax and rejuvenate at Spire Climbing Center, and get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bozeman online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Billings to Bozeman in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bozeman when traveling from Billings in June, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cooke City (Cooke City Montana Museum & Clarks Fork Trail). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire all the interesting features of Beartooth Hwy, explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gardiner road trip app.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bozeman in June: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 24°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
When in West Yellowstone, make a side trip to see Ousel Falls Trail in Big Sky, approximately Big Sky away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get outside with Outdoor Activities, trot along with a tour on horseback, and find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. In June in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Helena

— 3 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Montana Prison Complex (in Deer Lodge) and Butte (Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives & World Museum of Mining). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helena online trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in June: high temperatures in Helena hover around 30°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Missoula

— 4 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Explore Missoula's surroundings by going to National Bison Range (in Moiese), Bigfork (Eric Thorsen Art Studio & Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours) and Polson (Miracle of America Museum & Flathead Lake). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Garnet Ghost Town.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Missoula route maker website.

You can drive from Helena to Missoula in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Missoula are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 7 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Running Eagle Falls, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, and hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park route maker.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Glacier National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.