30 days in Montana Itinerary

30 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Whitefish
— 3 nights
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Libby
— 1 night
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Missoula
— 5 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 4 nights
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Billings
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Avalanche Lake, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

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New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get little chillier in Glacier National Park: highs are around 56°F and lows about 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Whitefish

— 3 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Whitefish: West Glacier (River Rafting & Tubing, Glacier View Golf Club, &more) and Art Fusion (in Bigfork). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at Big Sky Brews Cruise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Matthew's Church, and delve into the lush surroundings at Flathead National Forest.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Whitefish day trip planning site.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Libby.

Things to do in Whitefish

Nature · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Libby

— 1 night
Libby is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Montana. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the views from Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge, get a taste of life in the country at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, and then admire the engineering at Libby Dam Visitor Center.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Libby road trip site.

You can drive from Whitefish to Libby in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Libby

Parks

Missoula

— 5 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Venture out of the city with trips to Garden of One Thousand Buddhas (in Arlee), Philipsburg (Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, Montana Gems of Philipsburg, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Alberton). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at University of Montana, let little ones run wild at Dragon Hollow Play Area, walk around Caras Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imagine Nation Brewing Co.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Missoula vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Libby to Missoula takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Libby to Missoula, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Trails

Side Trips

Helena

— 4 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Helena is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with Montana Fishing Outfitters, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, trek along Mount Helena, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helena trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Great Falls

— 3 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Great Falls: Shelby (Carousel Rest Area of Shelby & The Prairie Peddler). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at River's Edge Trail.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Great Falls holiday planning site.

You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Send it Home, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally head outdoors with Madison River Outfitters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Great Falls to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, West Yellowstone is a bit cooler than Great Falls - with highs of 44°F and lows of 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Fishing Charters & Tours, Big Sky Resort, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, sample the tasty concoctions at Madison River Brewing, and make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bozeman trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in April; daily highs in Bozeman reach 56°F and lows reach 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Billings

— 4 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. Get out of town with these interesting Billings side-trips: Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar) and Crow Agency (Custer Battlefield Trading Company & Little Bighorn Battlefield). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, have fun at Black Butte Range, stop by Scheels, and explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Billings online vacation builder.

Drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bozeman in April since evenings lows in Billings dip to 34°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.