29 days in Montana Itinerary

29 days in Montana Itinerary

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Billings
— 3 nights
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Red Lodge
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 6 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
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Dillon
— 1 night
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Helena
— 4 nights
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Missoula
— 4 nights
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Whitefish
— 5 nights

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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Grand Escape Room and Horseback Riding Tours. Visiting The Rimrocks and Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC will get you outdoors. Step out of Billings to go to Crow Agency and see Custer Battlefield Trading Company, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Moss Mansion, take an in-depth tour of Yellowstone County Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company, and look for gifts at Scheels.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planner.

New York City to Billings is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Billings is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Billings reach 33°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Trading Company
Horseback Riding Tours

1
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Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. On the 31st (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Wild Bill Lake, then fly down the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain, and then stop by Montana Candy Emporium.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Red Lodge trip planner.

Drive from Billings to Red Lodge in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Red Lodge are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Montana Candy Emporium ©
Montana Candy Emporium

6
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. Step out of the city life by going to Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park and Gallatin Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bridger Bowl and Yellowstone Safari Company. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours & Fishing Charters & Tours), Madison Buffalo Jump State Park (in Three Forks) and Virginia City (J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum & Virginia City National Historic Landmark). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, test your team's savvy at Escape Room Montana, and take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Bozeman takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Red Lodge in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°F in Bozeman. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park ©
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Yellowstone Safari Company ©
Yellowstone Safari Company
Bridger Bowl ©
Bridger Bowl

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports and Back Country Snowmobile Adventures. Take a break from the city and head to Two Top and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from West Yellowstone with a short trip to Ousel Falls Trail in Big Sky, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Lake, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the activities along Hebgen Lake, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in January, with highs in West Yellowstone at 21°F and lows at -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
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Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Beaverhead River, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park, and then stop by The Bookstore.

Plan trip to Dillon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Dillon takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in January; daily highs in Dillon reach 34°F and lows reach 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helena.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
The Bookstore ©
The Bookstore

4
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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Mount Helena and Gates of the Mountains. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of St. Helena and Montana State Capitol. Get out of town with these interesting Helena side-trips: Great Falls (Giant Springs State Park & C.M. Russell Museum). Next up on the itinerary: catch some excitement at Great Northern Carousel, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, admire the striking features of Original Governor's Mansion, and get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helena online journey maker.

Drive from Dillon to Helena in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

4
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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Visiting Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and US-12 will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daly Mansion Preservation Trust and A Carousel for Missoula. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Philipsburg (Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, Philipsburg Brewing Company, &more) and Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge (in Stevensville). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at University of Montana, see the interesting displays at Museum of Mountain Flying, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Sky Brewing.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Missoula online trip builder.

You can drive from Helena to Missoula in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Daly Mansion Preservation Trust ©
Daly Mansion Preservation Trust
Philipsburg Brewing Company ©
Philipsburg Brewing Company

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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Whitefish Lake Golf Club and City Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Conrad Mansion and Saint Matthew's Church. Explore Whitefish's surroundings by going to Blacktail Mountain Ski Area (in Lakeside) and Highline Trail (in Glacier National Park). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at Hidden Key Escape Games, make a trip to Whitefish Depot, sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Whitefish online journey planner.

You can drive from Missoula to Whitefish in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In January in Whitefish, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion

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