31 days in Montana & Oklahoma City Itinerary

31 days in Montana & Oklahoma City Itinerary

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Whitefish
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Billings
— 3 nights
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Whitefish

— 2 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Whitefish side-trips: Bigfork (Eric Thorsen Art Studio, Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours, &more) and Glacier National Park (in West Glacier). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Whitefish Lake Golf Club and stroll around Lone Pine State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Whitefish sightseeing planner.

Indianapolis to Whitefish is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Whitefish is minus 2 hours. In May, Whitefish is a bit cooler than Indianapolis - with highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 5 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, contemplate the waterfront views at St. Mary Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, and trek along Trail of the Cedars.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park route planning website.

Getting from Whitefish to Glacier National Park by car takes about an hour. May in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Great Falls

— 2 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the engineering at Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri, walk around Gibson Park, then take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, and finally play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Great Falls travel site.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Great Falls by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Helena

— 3 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Explore Helena's surroundings by going to Deer Lodge (Old Montana Prison Complex & Grant-Kohrs Ranch) and Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook (in Butte). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Montana Fishing Outfitters, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, and hike along Mount Helena.

Before you visit Helena, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Helena are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 10th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally look for gifts at Send it Home.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip builder website.

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Helena in June, expect West Yellowstone to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 12th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours, then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gardiner trip site.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. June in Gardiner sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Bozeman

— 3 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 a short trip to Yellowstone Guidelines in Livingston (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up, and get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bozeman online day trip planner.

Drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in June, expect Bozeman to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Billings: Crow Agency (Little Bighorn Battlefield & Custer Battlefield Trading Company) and Big Horn County Historical Museum (in Hardin). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Angry Hank's Microbrewery, look for gifts at Scheels, meet the residents at ZooMontana, and take in nature's colorful creations at DanWalt Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Billings trip planner.

Drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Billings, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 9 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arcadia (OK County 66 - John's Place & Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum), Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (in Norman) and Tulsa (Holy Family Cathedral, Philbrook Museum of Art, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma, admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oklahoma City trip planner.

Fly from Billings to Oklahoma City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Billings to Oklahoma City is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Billings in June; daily highs in Oklahoma City reach 89°F and lows reach 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.