32 days in Montana Itinerary

32 days in Montana Itinerary

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Billings
— 4 nights
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Bozeman
— 5 nights
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Helena
— 4 nights
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Great Falls
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Whitefish
— 5 nights
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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. Get out of town with these interesting Billings side-trips: Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar), Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen) and Little Bighorn Battlefield (in Crow Agency). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Angry Hank's Microbrewery, look for gifts at Scheels, meet the residents at ZooMontana, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Billings trip planner.

Richmond to Billings is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Billings is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Richmond in May; daily highs in Billings reach 67°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
nights
Bozeman

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: River Rafting & Tubing (in Big Sky) and Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River, get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, and take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman vacation website.

Traveling by car from Billings to Bozeman takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Billings in May since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 26th (Wed), look for gifts at Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Year Round Safaris. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection.

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Getting from Bozeman to Gardiner by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bozeman in May: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 57°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

3
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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Go for a jaunt from West Yellowstone to Big Sky to see Ousel Falls Trail about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, trot along with a tour on horseback, cast your line with a fishing tour, and stop by Send it Home.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone road trip website.

Getting from Gardiner to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Explore Helena's surroundings by going to Deer Lodge (Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation, Old Montana Prison Complex, &more). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Montana Fishing Outfitters, take in the exciting artwork at Archie Bray Foundation, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, and admire the natural beauty at Tizer Botanical Gardens & Arboretum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helena trip planning site.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in May; daily highs in Helena reach 67°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

3
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Great Falls

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Take a break from Great Falls with a short trip to White Cliffs in Fort Benton, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, walk around Gibson Park, see human ingenuity at work at Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri, and play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Great Falls trip builder.

You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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: trek along Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Avalanche Lake, explore the activities along St. Mary Lake, and explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

5
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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area (in Troy), Bigfork (Eric Thorsen Art Studio, Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours, &more) and Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge (in Libby). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Glacier National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Sunti World Art Gallery and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Matthew's Church.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Whitefish trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Whitefish takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Whitefish are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

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.