60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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Whitefish
— 6 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 7 nights
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Great Falls
— 6 nights
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Helena
— 7 nights
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Missoula
— 7 nights
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Sula
— 2 nights
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Dillon
— 3 nights
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Ennis
— 5 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
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Red Lodge
— 4 nights
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Bozeman
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Whitefish

— 6 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Bigfork (Eric Thorsen Art Studio, Flathead Lake Charters, &more), Blacktail Mountain Ski Area (in Lakeside) and Mission Mountain Winery (in Dayton). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Great Northern Powder Guides, learn the secrets of beer at Big Sky Brews Cruise, get a taste of life in the country at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, and don't miss a visit to Whitefish Pottery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Whitefish online road trip planner.

Atlanta to Whitefish is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Whitefish. In February, Whitefish is colder than Atlanta - with highs of 36°F and lows of 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 7 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: head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park travel planner.

Getting from Whitefish to Glacier National Park by car takes about an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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: Shelby (The Prairie Peddler, Roadrunner Trail, &more) and Showdown Ski Area (in Neihart). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bowser Brewing Company, and hike along River's Edge Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Great Falls online trip builder.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In February in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 15°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Helena

— 7 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Get out of town with these interesting Helena side-trips: Deer Lodge (Montana Auto Museum, Old Montana Prison Complex, &more) and Butte (Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens, Copper Canyon Harley Davidson, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, trek along MacDonald Pass, and take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Helena, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Missoula

— 7 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Missoula: Rugg's Outfitting (in Superior), Philipsburg (Philipsburg Brewing Company & Montana Gems of Philipsburg) and Lolo Trail (in Lolo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, hike along Kootenai Creek Trail, stroll through Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, and contemplate the waterfront views at Flathead Lake.

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

Getting from Helena to Missoula by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Missoula are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Sula.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Sula

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a memorable drive along The Skalkaho Highway Scenic Byway, take a memorable drive along Bitterroot Valley, and then stroll through Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Lost Trail Powder Mountain.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sula trip maker tool.

Getting from Missoula to Sula by car takes about 2 hours. In March in Sula, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Sula

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Dillon

— 3 nights
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dillon: Polaris (Elkhorn Hot Springs & Crystal Park). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway, immerse yourself in nature at Clark's Lookout State Park, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park, and admire the engineering at Clark Canyon Dam.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dillon sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sula to Dillon in 2 hours. March in Dillon sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ennis

— 5 nights
Ennis is a town in Madison County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Get out of town with these interesting Ennis side-trips: Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, Lone Peak, &more) and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Ennis RV Village, walk around Ennis Lion's Club Park, explore the striking landscape of Gallatin National Forest, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willies Distillery.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ennis trip planner.

Drive from Dillon to Ennis in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ennis are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 4 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Step out of West Yellowstone to go to Gardiner and see Wilderness Connection, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, head outdoors with Yellowstone Nature Connection, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ennis to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ennis in March; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 37°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Red Lodge

— 4 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), Chief Plenty Coups State Park (in Pryor) and Fishtail General Store (in Fishtail). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Lodge Mountain, hike along Silver Run Trails, explore the activities along Wild Bill Lake, and take in the exciting artwork at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Red Lodge route planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Red Lodge by car takes about 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in April: high temperatures in Red Lodge hover around 53°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 8 nights
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 Chico Hot Springs (in Pray) and Livingston (Gem Valley Montana, Pine Creek Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bridger Bowl, trek along Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, learn the secrets of beer at Tour De Foam, and relax and rejuvenate at Spire Climbing Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bozeman trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Red Lodge to Bozeman in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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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.