31 days in Montana Itinerary

31 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Bozeman, Shuttle to West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Missoula
— 4 nights
Drive
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Whitefish
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 5 nights
Drive
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Billings
— 4 nights
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West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Big Sky (Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, Lone Peak, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get outside with Madison River Outfitters, take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip maker.

Oslo, Norway to West Yellowstone is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Oslo to West Yellowstone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in January, expect nights in West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, around -22°C, while days are much colder, around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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 Flathead Lake (in Polson), Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Trail (in Sula) and Rugg's Outfitting (in Superior). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Silver Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blacksmith Brewing Company, and stop by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Missoula holiday planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Missoula by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in January: high temperatures in Missoula hover around 0°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Whitefish

— 4 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Whitefish: Bigfork (Flathead Lake Charters, Wild Trout Adventures, &more) and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area (in Lakeside). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Great Northern Powder Guides, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Spotted Bear Spirits, indulge your taste buds at Big Sky Brews Cruise, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Whitefish online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Whitefish takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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: head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, contemplate the waterfront views at Bowman Lake, surround yourself with nature on Sun Tours, and admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Glacier National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in an hour. In January in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Great Falls

— 3 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex (in Fort Benton) and Showdown Ski Area (in Neihart). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park, tee off at Valley View Garden Golf, and get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Falls trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. February in Great Falls sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 Butte (Headframe Spirits & Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook) and Old Montana Prison Complex (in Deer Lodge). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, sample the tasty concoctions at Blackfoot River Brewing Co, admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, and fly down the slopes at Great Divide Montana Ski Area.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helena online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Helena

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 5 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Big Sky (Spas, Big Sky Resort, &more), Ennis RV Village (in Ennis) and Dan Bailey's Fly Shop (in Livingston). On the 10th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bridger Bowl. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, meet the residents at Montana Grizzly Encounter, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bozeman online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Helena to Bozeman in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bozeman can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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: Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen), Little Bighorn Battlefield (in Crow Agency) and Red Lodge (Red Lodge Mountain & Silver Run Trails). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pryor Mountains, explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum, stop by Scheels, and learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Billings driving holiday app.

You can drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in February, Billings is a bit warmer at night with lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · 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.