60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

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

5
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Billings: Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar), Red Lodge (Silver Run Trails, Lake Fork Trail, &more) and Crow Agency (Little Bighorn Battlefield & Custer Battlefield Trading Company). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, examine the collection at Moss Mansion, admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Toucan Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Billings trip itinerary app.

Cork, Ireland to Billings is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cork to Billings due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cork in May: highs in Billings hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Red Lodge, Crow Agency, Bighorn Trout Shop, Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
Toucan Gallery ©
Toucan Gallery

10
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Garden Wall, &more). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get engrossed in the history at Depot Park, stop by Willow's HuckleberryLand, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier road trip planner.

Getting from Billings to West Glacier by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Billings in May, plan for little chillier nights in West Glacier, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Polson.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Polson

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

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Polson trip builder tool.

You can drive from West Glacier to Polson in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Polson are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Missoula.

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

7
nights
Missoula

Missoula is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Seeley Lake Nordic Trails (in Seeley Lake), River Rafting & Tubing (in Alberton) and Lolo Trail (in Lolo). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, walk around Caras Park, let little ones run wild at McCormick Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Missoula trip planner.

You can drive from Polson to Missoula in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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

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, experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and get a taste of life in the country at Last Chance Ranch.

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Traveling by car from Missoula 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

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

6
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelby (Montana Veteran's Memorial Flag and Park, Roadrunner Trail, &more), Lewistown (Lewistown Carnegie Public Library & Central Montana Historical Museum) and Fort Benton (Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, White Cliffs, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Great Falls route planner.

You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Butte.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shelby, Fort Benton, Lewistown, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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

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: Dillon (Bannack State Park, The Bookstore, &more), Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks) and Crystal Park (in Polaris). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, steep yourself in history at World Museum of Mining, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of the Rockies, and browse the collection at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Butte online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Great Falls to Butte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Great Falls in June, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Butte. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Butte

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Dillon, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, Big Hole National Battlefield, 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

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Lava Lake Trail (in Gallatin Gateway), Big Sky (Big Sky Chapel, Big Sky Resort, &more) and Gem Valley Montana (in Livingston). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip planner.

Drive from Butte to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. In June in Bozeman, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Big Sky, Madison River Brewing, Lava Lake Trail, Gem Valley Montana
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

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 1st (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Chico Hot Springs and then look for gifts at Angler's West Fly Fishing.

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Getting from Bozeman to Gardiner by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, Gardiner is a bit cooler than Bozeman - with highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

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
Angler's West Fly Fishing ©
Angler's West Fly Fishing

6
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Yellowstone: 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, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and examine the collection at Museum of the Yellowstone.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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

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