60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

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60 days in Montana Itinerary

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

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. Explore Billings' surroundings by going to Crow Agency (Little Bighorn Battlefield & Custer Battlefield Trading Company), Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar) and Red Lodge (Silver Run Trails, Lake Fork Trail, & more). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, get outside with Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC, and admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Billings road trip planning app .

Cork, Ireland to Billings is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Cork in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Billings, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Red Lodge, Crow Agency, Bighorn Trout Shop, Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Horseback Riding Tours
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion

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 still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of Depot Park, stop by Willow's HuckleberryLand, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier trip planning app .

Fly from Billings to West Glacier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Billings in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in West Glacier, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive 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
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. Get out of town with these interesting Polson side-trips: 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 see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Polson trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Polson takes 2 hours. In May in Polson, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

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

7
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Missoula side-trips: Seeley Lake Nordic Trails (in Seeley Lake), Lolo Trail (in Lolo) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Alberton). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, cast your line with a fishing tour, and trek along Pattee Canyon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Missoula trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Polson to Missoula by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

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 activities along Hauser Lake, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Helena trip planner .

Getting from Missoula to Helena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Helena, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

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

6
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Great Falls side-trips: Lewistown (Lewistown Carnegie Public Library & Central Montana Historical Museum), Shelby (Montana Veteran's Memorial Flag and Park, Roadrunner Trail, & more) and Fort Benton (Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, White Cliffs, & more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, and stroll through River's Edge Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Great Falls trip planner .

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

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Benton, Shelby, 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
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail

4
nights
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Butte: Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks), Crystal Park (in Polaris) and Dillon (Bannack State Park, The Bookstore, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, get your bearings at Big Hole National Battlefield, pause for some photo ops at Our Lady of the Rockies, and examine the collection at World Museum of Mining.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Butte online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Butte takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Great Falls in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Butte, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Butte

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 Bozeman's surroundings by going to Gem Valley Montana (in Livingston), Lava Lake Trail (in Gallatin Gateway) and Big Sky (Big Sky Chapel, Big Sky Resort, & more). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies, take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls, stop by The Last Wind-Up, and get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bozeman online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Butte to Bozeman takes 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) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Big Sky, Gem Valley Montana, Lava Lake Trail, Madison River Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
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.
On the 1st (Wed), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Chico Hot Springs and then stop by Angler's West Fly Fishing.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Gardiner is little chillier 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
Chico Hot Springs ©
Chico Hot Springs

6
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). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, explore and take pictures at Beartooth Hwy, take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 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 ©
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River
Fishing Charters & Tours

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