60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip itinerary planner
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Billings
— 9 nights
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Bozeman
— 9 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 8 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 7 nights
Drive
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Philipsburg
— 3 nights
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Missoula
— 9 nights
Drive
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Libby
— 3 nights
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West Glacier
— 6 nights
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Billings — 9 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. Family-friendly places like The Rimrocks and ZooMontana will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Billings: Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen), Crow Agency (Custer Battlefield Trading Company & Little Bighorn Battlefield) and Red Lodge (Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Moss Mansion, admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Sacrifice Cliff, and walk around Pioneer Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Billings trip planning app.

Birmingham to Billings is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Billings is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Birmingham in April, with highs in Billings at 57°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bozeman.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Bozeman — 9 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kids will appreciate attractions like American Computer & Robotics Museum and Gallatin History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Chico Hot Springs (in Pray), Big Sky (Big Sky Resort, Big Sky Chapel, &more) and Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures (in Ennis). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, walk around Gallatin County Regional Park, get into the urban bustle at Bozeman Public Library, and explore the stunning scenery at Gallatin Canyon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Bozeman takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Billings in April since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Side Trips

West Yellowstone — 5 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Attractions like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Horseback Riding Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Wilderness Connection (in Gardiner) and Big Sky (Lone Peak, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, look for gifts at Send it Home, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone day trip planning site.

Drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bozeman in April: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 44°F and lows are around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helena.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Helena — 8 nights

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Bring the kids along to Montana Fishing Outfitters and Last Chance Ranch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helena: Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild (in Lincoln), Butte (Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens, &more) and Deer Lodge (Yesterday's Playthings, Old Montana Prison Complex, &more). There's lots more to do: experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helena route planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in April: high temperatures in Helena hover around 57°F and lows are around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Great Falls — 7 nights

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Family-friendly places like C.M. Russell Museum and Gibson Park will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelby (Marias Museum of History & Art, Carousel Rest Area of Shelby, &more), Fort Benton (Museum of the Northern Great Plains, Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, &more) and Teton Pass Ski Area (in Choteau). Next up on the itinerary: trek along River's Edge Trail, play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Milwaukee Station.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Great Falls journey planning site.

You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Philipsburg.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Philipsburg — 3 nights

Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Montana Gems of Philipsburg and Granite County Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philipsburg: Sula (Bitterroot Valley & Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Trail) and Ohrmann Museum & Gallery (in Drummond). There's much more to do: walk around Winninghoff Park, take a peaceful walk through Anaconda Pintler Wilderness, see a world frozen in time at Granite Ghost Town State Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Philipsburg Brewing Company.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Philipsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Philipsburg in 3 hours. Traveling from Great Falls in May, Philipsburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Missoula — 9 nights

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Bring the kids along to University of Montana and A Carousel for Missoula. Change things up with these side-trips from Missoula: Bison Range (in Moiese), Alberton (River Rafting & Tubing & Natural Pier Bridge) and US-12 (in Lolo). There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Dragon Hollow Play Area, grab your bike and head to Swan River Nature Trail, stroll around Caras Park, and stroll through Rattlesnake National Recreation Area.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Missoula travel route planning site.

Getting from Philipsburg to Missoula by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Philipsburg in May, with highs in Missoula at 68°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Libby.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Side Trips

Libby — 3 nights

Libby is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Montana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Libby: Logan State Park (in Marion) and Troy (Yaak Rver & Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area). There's much more to do: get a taste of life in the country at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, take in the views from Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Libby Heritage Museum, and admire the engineering at Libby Dam Visitor Center.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Libby trip builder tool.

Drive from Missoula to Libby in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Missoula to Libby due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Libby can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to West Glacier.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips

West Glacier — 6 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Glacier View Golf Club will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Avalanche Lake, Swiftcurrent Mountain, &more). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Glacier National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the West Glacier trip website.

Traveling by car from Libby to West Glacier takes 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Libby to West Glacier due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Libby in May, West Glacier is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Montana travel guide

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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.