60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Billings
— 9 nights
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Bozeman
— 9 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
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Helena
— 8 nights
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Great Falls
— 7 nights
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Philipsburg
— 3 nights
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Missoula
— 9 nights
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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 Pryor Mountains will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Billings: Red Lodge (Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, &more), Crow Agency (Custer Battlefield Trading Company & Little Bighorn Battlefield) and Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Moss Mansion, admire the majestic nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Kelly Interpretative Site, 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-hour flight. You can also 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.

Things to do in Billings

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 activities along Gallatin River.

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.

Things to do in Bozeman

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 Yellowstone Big Gun Fun make great kid-friendly stops. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Lone Peak, Ousel Falls Trail, &more) and Wilderness Connection (in Gardiner). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, 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.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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), Deer Lodge (Yesterday's Playthings, Old Montana Prison Complex, &more) and Butte (Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens, &more). The adventure continues: 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 take in nature's colorful creations at Tizer Botanical Gardens & Arboretum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helena day trip planning app.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in April, with highs in Helena at 57°F and lows at 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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 Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Benton (Museum of the Northern Great Plains, Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, &more), Shelby (Marias Museum of History & Art, Carousel Rest Area of Shelby, &more) and Teton Pass Ski Area (in Choteau). There's lots more to do: trek along River's Edge Trail, admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, admire the landmark architecture of Milwaukee Station, and take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls travel itinerary planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Great Falls

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 Winninghoff Park and Montana Gems of Philipsburg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philipsburg: Sula (Bitterroot Valley & Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Trail) and Ohrmann Museum & Gallery (in Drummond). Next up on the itinerary: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, see a world frozen in time at Granite Ghost Town State Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company, and take an in-depth tour of Granite County Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Philipsburg trip planner.

Drive from Great Falls to Philipsburg in 3 hours. Traveling from Great Falls in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Philipsburg, with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

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 Dragon Hollow Play Area and A Carousel for Missoula. Change things up with these side-trips from Missoula: US-12 (in Lolo), Alberton (River Rafting & Tubing & Natural Pier Bridge) and National Bison Range (in Moiese). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at University of Montana, explore the world behind art at Missoula Art Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, and stroll around Caras Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Missoula planner.

You can drive from Philipsburg to Missoula in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Philipsburg in May, with highs in Missoula at 68°F and lows at 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Libby.

Things to do in Missoula

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.

Things to do in Libby

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.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Montana travel guide

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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.