39 days in Montana Itinerary

39 days in Montana Itinerary

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39 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Billings
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
West Glacier
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Great Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Helena
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Missoula
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Butte
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel & Big Sky Resort), Livingston (Sacajawea Park & Gem Valley Montana) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up, take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library, and examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Bozeman is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Bozeman at 6°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Livingston, Big Sky, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

5
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Billings: Little Bighorn Battlefield (in Crow Agency), Big Horn County Historical Museum (in Hardin) and Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture (in Huntley). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find out how to plan a trip to Billings, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Billings, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Lodge, Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture, Fishtail General Store, Big Horn County Historical Museum, Bighorn Trout Shop
Highlights from your plan
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion
Horseback Riding Tours
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery

6
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag (in Whitefish), Saint Matthew's Church (in Kalispell) and Glacier National Park (Highline Trail, Grinnell Glacier, & more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Depot Park, and explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the West Glacier trip builder site .

You can fly from Billings to West Glacier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Billings in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in West Glacier: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Depot Park, Saint Matthew's Church
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

4
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Great Falls: Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex (in Fort Benton), Central Montana Historical Museum (in Lewistown) and Teton Pass Ski Area (in Choteau). There's still lots to do: listen to music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Great Falls trip simple and quick.

You can drive from West Glacier to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. November in Great Falls sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Teton Pass Ski Area, Central Montana Historical Museum, Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, Showdown Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

5
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Helena is known for nature, historic sites, museums, breweries & distilleries, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, and shop like a local with Archie Bray Foundation.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helena trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Tizer Botanical Gardens & Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol
Montana Historical Society Museum ©

5
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Stevensville (Kootenai Creek Trail & St. Mary's Mission), Polson (Flathead Lake & Sacajawea Park) and National Bison Range (in Moiese). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, hunt for treasures at Downtown ToNite, examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and hike along Rattlesnake National Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Missoula day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Helena to Missoula takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Butte.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Stevensville, Polson, Mount Sentinel, National Bison Range
Highlights from your plan
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Imagine Nation Brewing Co ©
Imagine Nation Brewing Co

4
nights
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Butte: Dillon (Bannack State Park, The Bookstore, & more), Discovery Ski Area (in Anaconda) and Deer Lodge (Old Montana Prison Complex, Yesterday's Playthings, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, contemplate the long history of World Museum of Mining, and fly down the slopes at Lost Trail Powder Mountain.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Butte trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Missoula to Butte takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Missoula in December since evenings lows in Butte dip to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Butte

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Dillon, Deer Lodge, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Discovery Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives ©
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
Headframe Spirits ©
Headframe Spirits

4
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Big Sky (Lone Peak & Ousel Falls Trail). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and cruise along Beartooth Hwy.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone itinerary website .

Getting from Butte to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Butte in December, with highs in West Yellowstone at -7°C and lows at -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Sky, Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

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