60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 11 nights
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Great Falls
— 6 nights
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Helena
— 7 nights
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Missoula
— 7 nights
Drive
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Butte
— 5 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
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Bozeman
— 7 nights
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Billings
— 7 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 11 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.
On the 2nd (Sat), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Glacier National Park is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) 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: Museum of the Northern Great Plains (in Fort Benton) and Shelby (Roadrunner Trail & Montana Veteran's Memorial Flag and Park). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, and play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October, daytime highs in Great Falls are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Helena National Forest. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, get in on the family fun at Great Northern Carousel, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Helena, and explore the activities along Hauser Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helena online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Missoula

— 7 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Change things up with these side-trips from Missoula: Flathead Lake (in Polson), Garden of One Thousand Buddhas (in Arlee) and National Bison Range (in Moiese). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, hike along Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, let little ones run wild at McCormick Park, and stroll through Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Missoula trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Missoula takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Missoula, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Butte.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Butte

— 5 nights
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Explore Butte's surroundings by going to Old Montana Prison Complex (in Deer Lodge), Bannack State Park (in Dillon) and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, take an in-depth tour of World Museum of Mining, and take some stellar pictures from Berkeley Pit.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Butte tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Missoula to Butte by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Missoula in October, Butte is little chillier at night with lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Butte

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 5 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Big Sky (Lone Peak & Ousel Falls Trail). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, contemplate the long history of Earthquake Lake, get outside with Madison River Outfitters, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone travel tool.

Getting from Butte to West Yellowstone by car takes about 3 hours. November in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Venture out of the city with trips to Angler's West Fly Fishing (in Emigrant) and Clarks Fork Trail (in Cooke City). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection, and take a peaceful walk through Gallatin National Forest.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gardiner day trip planning app.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. November in Gardiner sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 7 nights
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: Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours, Big Sky Resort, &more) and Livingston (Sacajawea Park & Yellowstone Guidelines). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, take an in-depth tour of Gallatin History Museum, examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and sample some tasty brews at Tour De Foam.

Plan trip to Bozeman with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Gardiner, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bozeman, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Billings

— 7 nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Billings side-trips: Little Bighorn Battlefield (in Crow Agency), Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen) and Bighorn Trout Shop (in Fort Smith). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, admire the natural beauty at DanWalt Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Run Trails.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Billings trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of -3°C in Billings. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.