60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

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60 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Cork
Fly:  17​h
1
West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bozeman
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Butte
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Great Falls
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Helena
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Missoula
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Polson
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
West Glacier
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Billings
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Cork

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). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone journey builder website .

Cork, Ireland to West Yellowstone is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cork to West Yellowstone. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cork in June: highs in West Yellowstone hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 1°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 ©
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River
Fishing Charters & 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 take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Chico Hot Springs and then stop by Angler's West Fly Fishing.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gardiner trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

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

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Lava Lake Trail (in Gallatin Gateway) and Big Sky (Big Sky Chapel, Big Sky Resort, & more). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, hit the slopes at Bridger Bowl, explore the stunning scenery at Gallatin Canyon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bozeman attractions planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Butte.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Outdoors Trails

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 ©

4
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), Crystal Park (in Polaris) and Dillon (Bannack State Park, The Bookstore, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, pause for some photo ops at Our Lady of the Rockies, take in the history at Big Hole National Battlefield, and admire the natural beauty at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Butte online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Bozeman to Butte in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Butte are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Butte

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Great Falls: Beneath the Streets (in Havre), Central Montana Historical Museum (in Lewistown) and Shelby (Montana Veteran's Memorial Flag and Park & Roadrunner Trail). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri, take in the dramatic natural features at White Cliffs, and admire the landmark architecture of Milwaukee Station.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Falls travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Butte to Great Falls takes 2.5 hours. June in Great Falls sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 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, Central Montana Historical Museum, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, Beneath the Streets
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail

7
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Helena is known for nature, historic sites, museums, breweries & distilleries, and theme parks. 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, explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, and get a taste of life in the country at Last Chance Ranch.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helena trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Helena sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Tizer Botanical Gardens & Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

7
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Missoula: Seeley Lake Nordic Trails (in Seeley Lake), Lolo Trail (in Lolo) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Alberton). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, stroll around Caras Park, let little ones run wild at Dragon Hollow Play Area, and hunt for treasures at Downtown ToNite.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Missoula takes 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) early enough to drive to Polson.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Stevensville, Lake Como, Seeley Lake Nordic Trails, Lolo Trail, Bear Creek Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Rattlesnake National Recreation Area ©
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Polson

Polson ©
Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Bigfork (Wayfarers State Park, Swan River, & more). There's more to do: explore the activities along Flathead Lake and stroll around Sacajawea Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Polson trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Missoula to Polson by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Polson can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Polson

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bigfork
Highlights from your plan
Swan River ©
Swan River
Sacajawea Park ©
Sacajawea Park
Wild Trout Adventures ©
Wild Trout Adventures

10
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Virginia Falls, & more) and Sunti World Art Gallery (in Whitefish). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Willow's HuckleberryLand, take an in-depth tour of Depot Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the West Glacier route maker site .

Getting from Polson to West Glacier by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Billings.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Sunti World Art Gallery, Willow's HuckleberryLand, Depot Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Crow Agency (Custer Battlefield Trading Company & Little Bighorn Battlefield), Red Lodge (Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, Silver Run Trails, & more) and Fishtail General Store (in Fishtail). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, get outside with Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC, and sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty Street Brewing Company.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Billings trip planner .

You can fly from West Glacier to Billings in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from West Glacier in July, Billings is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. 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, Fishtail General Store, Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Horseback Riding Tours
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion

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