60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
2
Gardiner
— 2 nights
3
Bozeman
— 7 nights
4
Butte
— 4 nights
5
Great Falls
— 6 nights
6
Helena
— 7 nights
7
Missoula
— 7 nights
8
Polson
— 3 nights
9
West Glacier
— 10 nights
10
Billings
— 7 nights

5
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
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 (Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, Lone Peak, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and steep yourself in history at Earthquake Lake.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone online journey planner.

Cork, Ireland to West Yellowstone is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Cork in June, expect nights in West Yellowstone to be little chillier, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Big Sky, Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): 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 stop by Angler's West Fly Fishing.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gardiner trip planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Chico Hot Springs, Angler's West Fly Fishing
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Angler's West Fly Fishing ©
Angler's West Fly Fishing

7
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: Lava Lake Trail (in Gallatin Gateway) and Big Sky (Big Sky Chapel, Big Sky Resort, &more). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies, explore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman road trip planning site.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gardiner in June; daily highs in Bozeman reach 29°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Butte.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Big Sky, Lava Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum

4
nights
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Butte: Dillon (Bannack State Park, The Bookstore, &more), Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks) and Crystal Park (in Polaris). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, appreciate the history behind Our Lady of the Rockies, steep yourself in history at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, and admire the natural beauty at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Butte itinerary builder site.

Drive from Bozeman to Butte in 1.5 hours. June in Butte sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Butte

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Dillon, Big Hole National Battlefield, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, Crystal Park
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook ©
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives ©
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives

6
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Great Falls: Shelby (Montana Veteran's Memorial Flag and Park & Roadrunner Trail), Beneath the Streets (in Havre) and Central Montana Historical Museum (in Lewistown). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, explore the striking landscape at White Cliffs, get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sacagawea Springs.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls journey maker website.

Getting from Butte to Great Falls by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Fort Benton, Shelby, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, Beneath the Streets, Central Montana Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

7
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Helena is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helena trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tizer Botanical Gardens & Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

7
nights
Missoula

Missoula is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Missoula: Lolo Trail (in Lolo), Seeley Lake Nordic Trails (in Seeley Lake) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Alberton). There's lots more to do: hike along Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, let little ones run wild at McCormick Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown ToNite.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Missoula attractions website.

You can drive from Helena to Missoula in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Missoula sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Polson.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Stevensville, Lolo Trail, Bear Creek Trailhead, Seeley Lake Nordic Trails, Lake Como
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike) ©
Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike)
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Polson

Polson ©
Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Polson: Bigfork (Wayfarers State Park, Swan River, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Flathead Lake and walk around Sacajawea Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Polson trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Polson takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Polson

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bigfork
Highlights from your plan
Flathead Lake ©
Flathead Lake
Sacajawea Park ©
Sacajawea Park
Swan Lake ©
Swan Lake

10
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Sunti World Art Gallery (in Whitefish) and Glacier National Park (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Virginia Falls, &more). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Staircase Falls, stop by Willow's HuckleberryLand, and take an in-depth tour of Depot Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the West Glacier online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Polson to West Glacier by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in West Glacier are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Willow's HuckleberryLand, Sunti World Art Gallery, Depot Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

7
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 Billings' surroundings by going to Crow Agency (Custer Battlefield Trading Company & Little Bighorn Battlefield), Fishtail General Store (in Fishtail) and Red Lodge (Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, Silver Run Trails, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Angry Hank's Microbrewery, admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, and explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings trip itinerary site.

You can fly from West Glacier to Billings in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from West Glacier in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Billings. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Red Lodge, Crow Agency, Big Horn County Historical Museum, Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Fishtail General Store
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Angry Hank's Microbrewery ©
Angry Hank's Microbrewery
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery

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