31 days in Montana Itinerary

31 days in Montana Itinerary

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

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitefish: Bigfork (Swan Lake, Wild Trout Adventures, &more), Flathead Lake (in Polson) and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area (in Lakeside). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: get outside with Great Northern Powder Guides, make a trip to Whitefish Pottery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Whitefish day trip app.

Chattanooga to Whitefish is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Whitefish is minus 2 hours. In January, Whitefish is little chillier than Chattanooga - with highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Glacier National Park

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: get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, take a memorable tour with Sun Tours, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. In January in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Great Falls

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, then see a show at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park.

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You can drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In January, daytime highs in Great Falls are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helena: Discovery Ski Area (in Anaconda) and Missoula (Silver Park, Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, &more). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Helena online travel route planner.

Getting from Great Falls to Helena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°F in January, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail, Lone Peak, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, head outdoors with Madison River Outfitters, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone online vacation maker.

Getting from Helena to West Yellowstone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Helena - with highs of 21°F and lows of -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Bozeman

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 Ennis RV Village (in Ennis), Dan Bailey's Fly Shop (in Livingston) and Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more). On the 18th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bridger Bowl. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Yellowstone Safari Company, see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

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You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 31°F and lows about 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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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. You've now added Montana Segway Tours to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Billings: Crow Agency (Little Bighorn Battlefield & Custer Battlefield Trading Company), Big Horn County Historical Museum (in Hardin) and Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (in Lovell). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pryor Mountains, learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, fly down the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain, and examine the collection at Moss Mansion.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Billings driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bozeman to Billings by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Billings when traveling from Bozeman in January, with lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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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.