60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana tour planner
©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Billings
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Garryowen
— 1 night
Drive
3
Miles City
— 1 night
Drive
4
Chinook
— 1 night
Drive
5
Great Falls
— 6 nights
Drive
6
Helena
— 7 nights
Drive
7
Kalispell
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Missoula
— 12 nights
Drive
9
Butte
— 4 nights
Drive
10
Dillon
— 3 nights
Drive
11
West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
Drive
12
Bozeman
— 6 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Moss Mansion and Yellowstone Cellars & Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Billings: Huntley Project Museum (in Huntley), Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar) and Big Horn County Historical Museum (in Hardin). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Toucan Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone County Museum, stroll through Pictograph Cave State Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Billings using our trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Billings is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in October, with highs in Billings at 19°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Garryowen.
more
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trips

Garryowen — 1 night

Garryowen is a private town in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. On the 18th (Tue), take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, pause for some photo ops at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Garryowen online journey builder.

You can drive from Billings to Garryowen in an hour. Traveling from Billings in October, plan for little chillier nights in Garryowen, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Miles City.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Miles City — 1 night

Miles City is a city in and the county seat of Custer County, Montana, United States. On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Range Riders Museum, explore the world behind art at WaterWorks Art Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Tongue River Winery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miles City travel route app.

Drive from Garryowen to Miles City in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chinook.
more
Museums · Wineries

Chinook — 1 night

Chinook is a city in and the county seat of Blaine County, Montana, United States. On the 20th (Thu), witness the site of a historic battle at Bear Paw Battlefield, then learn more about the world around you at Blain County Wildlife Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Blaine County Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chinook road trip tool.

You can drive from Miles City to Chinook in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Great Falls.
more
Museums · Historic Sites

Great Falls — 6 nights

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and St. Ann Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Great Falls: Shelby (Marias Museum of History & Art, Montana Veteran's Memorial Flag and Park, &more), Fort Benton (Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, Museum of the Northern Great Plains, &more) and Central Montana Historical Museum (in Lewistown). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, get engrossed in the history at The History Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Great Falls vacation planner.

Getting from Chinook to Great Falls by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helena.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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. Cathedral of St. Helena and Archie Bray Foundation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild (in Lincoln), Castle and Carriage House (in White Sulphur Springs) and Headhunters Fly Fishing (in Craig). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Last Chance Gulch, try out the rides at Great Northern Carousel, and steep yourself in history at Reeder's Alley.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helena trip planning app.

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kalispell.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
Side Trips

Kalispell — 5 nights

Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Conrad Mansion and Going to the Sun Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalispell: Depot Park (in Columbia Falls), Miracle of America Museum (in Polson) and Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road & Garden Wall). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Northwest Montana History Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, do a tasting at Mission Mountain Winery, and learn insider's secrets on Big Sky Brews Cruise.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalispell online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Kalispell takes 3.5 hours. November in Kalispell sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Missoula.
more
Museums · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Missoula — 12 nights

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. You've now added Garnet Ghost Town to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Garden of One Thousand Buddhas and Missoula Art Museum. Explore Missoula's surroundings by going to The People's Center Museum (in Pablo), Ohrmann Museum & Gallery (in Drummond) and Double Arrow Golf Course (in Seeley Lake). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Mountain Flying, identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, do a tasting at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery, and take in the exciting artwork at Artists' Shop gallery of art & fine craft.

Plan a trip to Missoula easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kalispell to Missoula takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Butte.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

Butte — 4 nights

Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like MBMG Mineral Museum and Granite County Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Butte: Deer Lodge (Yesterday's Playthings, Grant-Kohrs Ranch, &more) and Big Hole National Battlefield (in Wisdom). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, take an in-depth tour of Copper King Mansion, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, and admire the striking features of The Mai Wah.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Butte travel planner.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Butte takes 2 hours. Traveling from Missoula in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of -10°C in Butte. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dillon.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Side Trips

Dillon — 3 nights

Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Get some cultural insight at Bannack State Park and Virginia City National Historic Landmark. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dillon: FishTales Outfitting (in Sheridan) and Virginia City (Cousin's Candy Shop & J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Dillon Visitor Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dillon trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Butte to Dillon in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.
more
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

West Yellowstone — 5 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Homeroom at Madison Crossing and Museum of the Yellowstone. Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Beehive Basin Trail (in Big Sky) and Wilderness Connection (in Gardiner). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Dillon to West Yellowstone by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Dillon in November, expect West Yellowstone to be a bit cooler, temps between 2°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bozeman.
more
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Bozeman — 6 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of the Rockies and Gallatin History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Yellowstone Gateway Museum (in Livingston), Three Forks (Headwaters Heritage Museum & Missouri Headwaters State Park) and Bair Family Museum (in Martinsdale). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, engage your brain at Montana Science Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River, and make a trip to Emerson Cultural Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in December, with highs in Bozeman at -1°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.
more