60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

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60 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Billings
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Miles City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Red Lodge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bozeman
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Dillon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Butte
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Helena
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Great Falls
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Missoula
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Whitefish
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Glacier National Park
— 9 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kalamazoo

6
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Little Bighorn Battlefield and Big Horn County Historical Museum. Get in touch with nature at Pictograph Cave State Park and Four Dances Recreation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar), Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture (in Huntley) and Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, examine the collection at Moss Mansion, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Angry Hank's Microbrewery, and take in the exciting artwork at Toucan Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Billings trip itinerary planning site .

Kalamazoo to Billings is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. April in Billings sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Miles City.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Custer Battlefield Museum, Big Horn County Historical Museum, Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture
Highlights from your plan
Wise Wonders Children's Museum ©
Wise Wonders Children's Museum
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield

1
night
Miles City

Miles City ©
Miles City is a city in and the county seat of Custer County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Range Riders Museum, explore the world behind art at WaterWorks Art Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Tongue River Winery.

Planning Miles City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Billings to Miles City takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Miles City can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Miles City

Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
WaterWorks Art Museum ©
WaterWorks Art Museum
Tongue River Winery ©
Tongue River Winery
Range Riders Museum ©
Range Riders Museum

3
nights
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Beartooth Hwy and Fishtail General Store. Carbon County Historical Society and Museum and Cooke City Montana Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Red Lodge to Cooke City to see Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Silver Run Trails, take a memorable drive along Beartooth Highway, take in the exciting artwork at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, and hit the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain.

To find out how to plan a trip to Red Lodge, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Miles City to Red Lodge takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Miles City in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Red Lodge: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cooke City, Beartooth Highway, Fishtail General Store
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Fishtail General Store ©
Fishtail General Store

5
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. Popular historic sites such as Downtown Bozeman and Yellowstone Gateway Museum are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of the Rockies and The Soldiers Chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Big Sky (Big Sky Resort, Ousel Falls Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Madison River Brewing, and tee off at Bridger Creek Golf Course.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bozeman travel site .

Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Bozeman takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Red Lodge in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bozeman, with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Big Sky, Yellowstone Gateway Museum, Madison River Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

4
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Yellowstone River will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top, and head outdoors with Yellowstone Nature Connection.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone day trip planning website .

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in May, things will get a bit cooler in West Yellowstone: highs are around 57°F and lows about 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Horseback Riding Tours
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

2
nights
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Beaverhead County Museum, then look for gifts at The Bookstore, then get engrossed in the history at Dillon Visitor Center, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Pioneer Mountain Wilderness Area. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Clark's Lookout State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Bannack State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dillon trip maker app .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Dillon in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in May; daily highs in Dillon reach 64°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Butte.

Things to do in Dillon

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
Clark's Lookout State Park ©
Clark's Lookout State Park
Beaverhead County Museum ©
Beaverhead County Museum

4
nights
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Old Works and Lost Trail Powder Mountain. Popular historic sites such as Big Hole National Battlefield and Grant-Kohrs Ranch are in your itinerary. Explore Butte's surroundings by going to Deer Lodge (Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation, Old Montana Prison Complex, & more). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, examine the collection at Dumas Brothel Museum, explore the galleries of The Mai Wah, and steep yourself in history at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Butte trip planning site .

Getting from Dillon to Butte by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Butte can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Butte

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, Old Works, Big Hole National Battlefield, Lost Trail Powder Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Old Works ©
Old Works
Big Hole National Battlefield ©
Big Hole National Battlefield
Lost Trail Powder Mountain ©
Lost Trail Powder Mountain

6
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Visit Cathedral of St. Helena and Reeder's Alley for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castle and Carriage House and Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Helena National Forest. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, explore the world behind art at Holter Museum of Art, trek along MacDonald Pass, and view the masterpieces at Archie Bray Foundation.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helena trip planner .

Getting from Butte to Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Butte in May, with highs in Helena at 67°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Castle and Carriage House, Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

5
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kids will enjoy First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park and Giant Springs State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and C.M. Russell Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Great Falls: Fort Benton (Museum of the Northern Great Plains & Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex), Bynum (Trex Agate Shop & Two Medicine Dinosaur Center) and Old Trail Museum (in Choteau). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Montana, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Great Falls trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helena to Great Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. May in Great Falls sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Great Falls

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bynum, Fort Benton, Old Trail Museum, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©

7
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Double Arrow Golf Course and Larchmont Golf Course. Popular historic sites such as St. Ignatius Mission and St. Mary's Mission are in your itinerary. Explore Missoula's surroundings by going to Daly Mansion (in Hamilton), Ohrmann Museum & Gallery (in Drummond) and Blacksmith Brewing Company (in Stevensville). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imagine Nation Brewing Co, sample the fine beverages at Montgomery Distillery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Xavier Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Missoula trip tool .

You can drive from Great Falls to Missoula in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Missoula

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Stevensville, Lolo, Ninepipes museum of Early Montana, Double Arrow Golf Course, St. Ignatius Mission
Highlights from your plan
St. Ignatius Mission ©
St. Ignatius Mission
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas ©
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
Double Arrow Golf Course ©
Double Arrow Golf Course

6
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Whitefish Lake Golf Club and Meadow Lake Golf Resort. Visit Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag and Saint Matthew's Church for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Mission Mountain Winery (in Dayton), Bigfork (Eagle Bend Golf Club, Whistling Andy, & more) and West Glacier (River Rafting & Tubing & Glacier View Golf Club). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Spotted Bear Spirits, take in the exciting artwork at Sunti World Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bonsai Brewing Project, and take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Whitefish travel route planner .

You can drive from Missoula to Whitefish in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Bigfork, Columbia Falls, West Glacier, Kalispell, Mission Mountain Winery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion

9
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Mt. Clements will get you outdoors. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park travel route app .

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 25th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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