37 days in Montana Itinerary

37 days in Montana Itinerary

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Whitefish
— 4 nights
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Missoula
— 6 nights
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Helena
— 5 nights
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Great Falls
— 5 nights
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Red Lodge
— 4 nights
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Billings
— 6 nights
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Big Sky
— 6 nights
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Whitefish — 4 nights

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC and Great Northern Powder Guides. Change things up with these side-trips from Whitefish: Glacier National Park (Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, Bullhead Lake, &more), Bigfork (Eric Thorsen Art Studio, Wild Trout Adventures, &more) and McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch (in Libby).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Whitefish travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Whitefish is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Whitefish, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect Whitefish to be much colder, temps between 46°F and 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Missoula.
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Missoula — 6 nights

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Family-friendly places like Dragon Hollow Play Area and Rugg's Outfitting will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Bison Range (in Moiese), Philipsburg (Montana Gems of Philipsburg & Winninghoff Park) and Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Trail (in Sula). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, hit the slopes at Discovery Ski Area, stroll through Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Flathead Lake.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Missoula trip builder site.

Drive from Whitefish to Missoula in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Missoula, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.
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Helena — 5 nights

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Helena and Montana Historical Society Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helena: Ennis RV Village (in Ennis) and Butte (MBMG Mineral Museum & Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Divide Montana Ski Area, explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.
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Great Falls — 5 nights

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kids will enjoy C.M. Russell Museum and Gibson Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Showdown Ski Area (in Neihart) and Teton Pass Ski Area (in Choteau). There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, trek along River's Edge Trail, walk around West Bank Park, and tee off at Valley View Garden Golf.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Great Falls vacation planner.

Drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Red Lodge.
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Red Lodge — 4 nights

Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Lodge Mountain and Lake Fork Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Red Lodge: Cooke City (Clarks Fork Trail & Cooke City Montana Museum) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Run Trails, trek along Basin Creek Lakes Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, and look for gifts at Babcock & Miles.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Red Lodge online road trip planner.

Drive from Great Falls to Red Lodge in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Billings.
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Billings — 6 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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pryor Mountains and Pictograph Cave State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Billings side-trips: Livingston (Livingston Depot Center & Dan Bailey's), Little Bighorn Battlefield (in Crow Agency) and Big Horn County Historical Museum (in Hardin). The adventure continues: stop by Scheels, get to know the resident critters at ZooMontana, explore the striking landscape at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, and examine the collection at Moss Mansion.

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Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Billings takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Big Sky.
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Big Sky — 6 nights

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Attractions like Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports and Lone Peak make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Big Sky: West Yellowstone (Two Top, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Big Sky Resort, look for gifts at Lone Mountain Ranch Outdoor Shop, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and hike along Ousel Falls Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Big Sky driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Billings to Big Sky takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Billings in April: high temperatures in Big Sky hover around 44°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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