31 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 7 nights
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Missoula
— 4 nights
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Helena
— 4 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 5 nights
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Billings
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park — 7 nights

Crown of the Continent

Take a break from Glacier National Park with a short trip to Aster Falls in East Glacier Park, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, stroll through Trail of the Cedars, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and explore the activities along Iceberg Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park day trip planning site.

Dublin, Ireland to Glacier National Park is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Glacier National Park. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Missoula.
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Missoula — 4 nights

Kids will appreciate attractions like Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center and Dragon Hollow Play Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Missoula: Polson (Miracle of America Museum, Flathead Lake, &more).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Missoula vacation maker site.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Missoula in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helena.
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Helena — 4 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gates of the Mountains and Montana Historical Society Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Butte (Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens & World Museum of Mining), Deer Lodge (Old Montana Prison Complex & Montana Auto Museum) and Great Falls (Giant Springs State Park & Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helena day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Missoula to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone — 3 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Beehive Basin Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Yellowstone River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helena in July, with highs in West Yellowstone at 29°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.
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Gardiner — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stop by Parks' Fly Shop, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then boost your wellbeing at Yellowstone Hot Springs.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gardiner journey planning website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Gardiner are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.
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Bozeman — 5 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Museum of the Rockies. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, Ousel Falls Trail, &more) and Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston).

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You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gardiner in July, with highs in Bozeman at 35°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Billings.
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Billings — 5 nights

Kids will appreciate attractions like Beartooth Hwy and ZooMontana. Venture out of the city with trips to Crow Agency (Custer Battlefield Trading Company & Little Bighorn Battlefield), Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen) and Silver Run Trails (in Red Lodge).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Billings travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Billings takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Billings when traveling from Bozeman in July, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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