31 days in Montana Itinerary

31 days in Montana Itinerary

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31 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Billings
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Great Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Whitefish
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Edmonton

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks) and Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, Ousel Falls Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center, trek along Grotto Falls Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman route planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Bozeman is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bozeman when traveling from Edmonton in May, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Big Sky, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

4
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Take a break from West Yellowstone with a short trip to Cooke City General Store in Cooke City, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip site .

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, West Yellowstone is little chillier than Bozeman - with highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Beartooth Hwy, Cooke City General Store
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

2
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Parks' Fly Shop, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): ride a horse along Wilderness Connection and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Chico Hot Springs.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip itinerary app .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Gardiner sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Billings.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Chico Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

4
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Billings: Crow Agency (Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe & Little Bighorn Battlefield), Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar) and Red Lodge (Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery & Silver Run Trails). And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, have fun and explore at Wise Wonders Children's Museum, admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, and examine the collection at Moss Mansion.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Billings takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gardiner in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Billings: highs are around 31°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Red Lodge, Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Great Falls side-trips: Helena (Gates of the Mountains & Holter Lake) and Fort Benton (Museum of the Northern Great Plains, White Cliffs, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy some music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, take an in-depth tour of The History Museum, and hike along River's Edge Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls travel route builder app .

You can drive from Billings to Great Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Billings in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Great Falls, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Benton, Helena, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

5
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitefish: West Glacier (River Rafting & Tubing & Hidden Lake), Libby (Libby Heritage Museum, Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge, & more) and Bigfork (Swan River Nature Trail & Swan Lake). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Whitefish Mountain Resort, don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot, contemplate the waterfront views at Flathead Lake, and sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company.

Plan my day in Whitefish using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Great Falls to Whitefish in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Whitefish are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Polson, Libby, Bigfork, West Glacier, Glacier Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge ©
Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge

6
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake, hike along Piegan Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park journey app .

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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