60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Glacier Park International Airport, Drive to Whitefish
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Whitefish
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Libby
— 3 nights
Drive
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Missoula
— 8 nights
Drive
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Sula
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 7 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 6 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 7 nights
Drive
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Red Lodge
— 3 nights
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Billings
— 7 nights
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Whitefish

— 5 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Whitefish: River Rafting & Tubing (in West Glacier), Bigfork (Swan River Nature Trail, Wild Trout Adventures, &more) and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area (in Lakeside). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: get outside with Great Northern Powder Guides, don't miss a visit to Whitefish Pottery, soothe aching muscles at The Wave, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Whitefish visit planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Whitefish is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Whitefish, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, things will get colder in Whitefish: highs are around 2°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 6 nights

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and trek along Avalanche Lake.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes an hour. In February in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Libby.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Libby

— 3 nights
Libby is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Montana. Change things up with these side-trips from Libby: Yaak Rver (in Troy) and Logan State Park (in Marion). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Turner Mountain Ski Area, wander the wide-open spaces of McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, snap pictures at Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Libby Heritage Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Libby road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to Libby with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in February since evenings lows in Libby dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Libby

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Missoula

— 8 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Missoula: Rugg's Outfitting (in Superior), Natural Pier Bridge (in Alberton) and Philipsburg (Granite County Museum & Philipsburg Brewing Company). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imagine Nation Brewing Co, do a tasting at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Silver Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Libby to Missoula by car takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Libby to Missoula. In February, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sula.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sula

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Anaconda Pintler Wilderness, then cruise along Bitterroot Valley, and then hit the slopes at Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Trail. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Lost Trail Powder Mountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sula visit planner.

Getting from Missoula to Sula by car takes about 2 hours. In February in Sula, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helena.

Things to do in Sula

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Helena

— 7 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Explore Helena's surroundings by going to Deer Lodge (Yesterday's Playthings, Old Montana Prison Complex, &more) and Butte (Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens, Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, sample the tasty concoctions at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, admire the majestic nature at Spring Meadow Lake State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Helena.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helena planner.

Drive from Sula to Helena in 3 hours. In February in Helena, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Great Falls

— 6 nights
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: Showdown Ski Area (in Neihart) and Shelby (Marias Museum of History & Art, Carousel Rest Area of Shelby, &more). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, stroll around West Bank Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Sacagawea Springs, and take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Great Falls trip planner.

Getting from Helena to Great Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Great Falls are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 4 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail, Lone Peak, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, head outdoors with Yellowstone Nature Connection, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Great Falls to West Yellowstone by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Great Falls in March: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 7 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Livingston (Dan Bailey's Fly Shop & Pine Creek Trail), Norris Hot Springs (in Norris) and Big Sky (Yellowstone Club, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more). On the 17th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Bridger Bowl. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, get into the urban bustle at Bozeman Public Library, hit the slopes at Crosscut Mountain Sport Center, and stay fit while traveling at Spire Climbing Center.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip planning tool.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in March, expect Bozeman to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Red Lodge

— 3 nights
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Red Lodge: Cooke City (Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, Cooke City Montana Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain, explore the activities along Wild Bill Lake, hike along Silver Run Trails, and stroll through Basin Creek Lakes Trail.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Red Lodge trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bozeman to Red Lodge in 2.5 hours. In March in Red Lodge, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Billings

— 7 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Billings: Double Spear Ranch (in Pryor), Big Horn County Historical Museum (in Hardin) and Little Bighorn Battlefield (in Crow Agency). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pryor Mountains, take an in-depth tour of Western Heritage Center, admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, and stop by Scheels.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Billings trip planner.

Getting from Red Lodge to Billings by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Billings can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.