6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  5​h
1
Billings
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Philipsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Missoula
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

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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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Billings using our trip planner.

Phoenix to Billings is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in August, things will get cooler in Billings: highs are around 85°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Shopping Museums
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Scheels ©
Scheels

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Glacier National Park to Polebridge to see Home Ranch Bottoms about 48 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park day trip app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Billings to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Billings in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glacier National Park, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Home Ranch Bottoms
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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night
Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Granite County Museum, explore and take pictures at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, then sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company, and finally stop by The Sweet Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Philipsburg journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Philipsburg. August in Philipsburg sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Shopping
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Philipsburg Brewing Company ©
Philipsburg Brewing Company
The Sweet Palace ©
The Sweet Palace

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church, get a new perspective on nature at Montana Natural History Center, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown ToNite, then walk around Caras Park, and finally look for gifts at Rockin Rudy's.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula trip builder .

You can drive from Philipsburg to Missoula in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Philipsburg in August, with highs in Missoula at 86°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Rockin Rudy's ©
Rockin Rudy's
St. Francis Xavier Church ©
St. Francis Xavier Church
Caras Park ©
Caras Park

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