60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Glacier
— 10 nights
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Polson
— 3 nights
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Missoula
— 8 nights
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Helena
— 8 nights
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Great Falls
— 6 nights
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Butte
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 7 nights
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Billings
— 7 nights

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10
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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Highline Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get engrossed in the history at Depot Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake, and hike along Trail of the Cedars.

Plan my day in West Glacier using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Columbia to West Glacier 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 Columbia to West Glacier is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Columbia in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in West Glacier: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Polson.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Scenic Drive
Going-to-the-Sun Road
4.8
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Must see
Grinnell Glacier
4.9

3
nights
Polson

Polson ©
Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Polson side-trips: Bigfork (Eva Gates Homemade Preserves, Swan River, &more) and National Bison Range (in Moiese). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Flathead Lake, stroll around Sacajawea Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Glacier Brewing Company, and see the interesting displays at Miracle of America Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Polson online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Polson takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Polson are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Polson

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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Water Body
Flathead Lake
4.9
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Specialty Museum
Miracle of America Museum
4.7

8
nights
Missoula

Missoula is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Missoula side-trips: Superior (River Rafting & Tubing & Rugg's Outfitting), Stevensville (St. Mary's Peak & Kootenai Creek Trail) and Lolo Trail (in Lolo). And it doesn't end there: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Garnet Ghost Town, get a new perspective on nature at Fort Missoula Museum, get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Plan my Missoula trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Polson to Missoula by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
5.0
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Ghost Town
Garnet Ghost Town
4.6

8
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. When in Helena, make a side trip to see Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild in Lincoln, approximately Lincoln away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, contemplate the waterfront views at Hauser Lake, and admire the landmark architecture of Original Governor's Mansion.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helena holiday planner.

Getting from Missoula to Helena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

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National Park
Gates of the Mountains
4.7
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Government Building
Montana State Capitol
4.8
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Religious Site
Cathedral of St. Helena
4.7

6
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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 Great Falls' surroundings by going to Shelby (Roadrunner Trail & Carousel Rest Area of Shelby), Beneath the Streets (in Havre) and White Cliffs (in Fort Benton). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Dearborn River, and immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

Before you visit Great Falls, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Helena to Great Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Butte.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
4.8
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Hiking Trail
River's Edge Trail
4.8

3
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: Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks), Philipsburg (Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, The Sweet Palace, &more) and Deer Lodge (Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at The Ringing Rocks, contemplate the long history of World Museum of Mining, and stroll through Copper Canyon Harley Davidson.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Butte trip planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Butte in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Great Falls in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Butte, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Butte

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Historic Site
World Museum of Mining
4.4

5
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, Lone Peak, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Lake, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the activities along Hebgen Lake.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Butte to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Butte in September since evenings lows in West Yellowstone dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Water Body
Yellowstone River
4.9
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Water Body
Earthquake Lake
4.7

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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 3rd (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Chico Hot Springs and then explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gardiner trip itinerary planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Gardiner, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8
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Hot Spring
Chico Hot Springs
3.7

7
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Pine Creek Trail (in Livingston), Virginia City National Historic Landmark (in Virginia City) and Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours, The Soldiers Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon, get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip planner.

Drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in October: highs in Bozeman hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.9
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Observatory
Museum of the Rockies
4.7

7
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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. Explore Billings' surroundings by going to Crow Agency (Little Bighorn Battlefield & Custer Battlefield Trading Company), Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen) and Red Lodge (Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, Silver Run Trails, &more). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty Street Brewing Company at The Taproom, admire the natural beauty at DanWalt Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Billings road trip planning app.

You can drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Billings when traveling from Bozeman in October, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Geologic Formation
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
4.5
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8

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