38 days in Montana Itinerary

38 days in Montana Itinerary

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Whitefish
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Great Falls
— 4 nights
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Helena
— 4 nights
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Missoula
— 5 nights
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Butte
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 5 nights
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Billings
— 4 nights

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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Whitefish side-trips: Bigfork (Swan River Nature Trail & Whistling Andy). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at Hidden Key Escape Games, don't miss a visit to Dick Idol Signature Gallery, steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, and take a peaceful walk through Flathead National Forest.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitefish day trip website.

Los Angeles to Whitefish is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Whitefish is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Whitefish to be cooler, temps between 40°F and 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC ©
State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC
Hidden Key Escape Games ©
Hidden Key Escape Games
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort

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Glacier National Park

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.
Step out of Glacier National Park to go to Polebridge and see The Polebridge Mercantile, which is approximately 40 minutes away. On the 3rd (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in November, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Lake McDonald ©
Lake McDonald
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Swiftcurrent Mountain ©
Swiftcurrent Mountain

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Great Falls: Fort Benton (Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, White Cliffs, &more) and Shelby (Roadrunner Trail & Carousel Rest Area of Shelby). The adventure continues: stroll through River's Edge Trail, learn about all things military at Malmstrom Museum and Air Park, play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, and listen to music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Great Falls trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In December, daytime highs in Great Falls are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Go for a jaunt from Helena to Lincoln to see Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackfoot River Brewing Co, catch some excitement at Great Northern Carousel, get a taste of life in the country at Last Chance Ranch, and get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helena online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in December, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Blackfoot River Brewing Co ©
Blackfoot River Brewing Co
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: National Bison Range (in Moiese), Flathead Lake (in Polson) and Stevensville (St. Mary's Peak, Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, test your team's savvy at Big Sky Breakout, do a tasting at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery, and enjoy some diversion at Dragon Hollow Play Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Helena to Missoula takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Butte.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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Flathead Lake ©
Flathead Lake
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Big Sky Breakout ©
Big Sky Breakout

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Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Butte: Deer Lodge (Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation & Old Montana Prison Complex) and Philipsburg (Winninghoff Park & Philipsburg Brewing Company). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, contemplate the long history of Copper King Mansion, stroll through Berkeley Pit, and admire the natural beauty at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Butte itinerary planner.

You can drive from Missoula to Butte in 2 hours. Traveling from Missoula in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Butte, with lows of 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Butte

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Headframe Spirits ©
Headframe Spirits
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook ©
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake, look for gifts at Send it Home, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Madison River Outfitters and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Butte to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Traveling from Butte in December, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 21°F and lows about -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Venture out of the city with trips to Livingston (Yellowstone Guidelines & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Big Sky (Lone Peak, Big Sky Resort, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, test your team's savvy at Escape Room Montana, browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up, and make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bozeman road trip planning app.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 30°F and lows about 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Guidelines ©
Yellowstone Guidelines
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

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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. When in Billings, make a side trip to see Little Bighorn Battlefield in Crow Agency, approximately Crow Agency away. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at The Grand Escape Room, take in the dramatic natural features at The Rimrocks, get a taste of the local shopping with Toucan Gallery, and admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Billings online day trip planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Billings, with lows around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Canyon Creek Brewing ©
Canyon Creek Brewing
The Grand Escape Room ©
The Grand Escape Room
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery

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