60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

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Whitefish
— 9 nights
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Missoula
— 11 nights
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Helena
— 9 nights
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Great Falls
— 8 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
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Bozeman
— 9 nights
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Billings
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Whitefish — 9 nights

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Attractions like Whitefish Mountain Resort and Whitefish Depot make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC and City Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Whitefish: Glacier View Golf Club (in West Glacier) and Bigfork (Swan River Nature Trail & Jewel Basin Hiking Area). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Lone Pine State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Sunti World Art Gallery, take a peaceful walk through Flathead National Forest, and play a few rounds at Meadow Lake Golf Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Whitefish trip planner.

Atlanta to Whitefish is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Whitefish due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, you will find days in Whitefish are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are cooler (38°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Missoula.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums
Side Trips

Missoula — 11 nights

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Boone and Crockett Club and Missoula Insectarium will appeal to museum buffs. Kids will enjoy A Carousel for Missoula and Larchmont Golf Course. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Stevensville (St. Mary's Mission, Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, &more), Double Arrow Golf Course (in Seeley Lake) and Bison Range (in Moiese). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, work some fitness into your day at Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike), let the kids burn off some steam at McCormick Park, and enjoy some diversion at Dragon Hollow Play Area.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Missoula trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Whitefish to Missoula in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helena.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Side Trips

Helena — 9 nights

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Appreciate the collections at Holter Museum of Art and ExplorationWorks. Kids will enjoy Gates of the Mountains and Cathedral of St. Helena. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Helena National Forest. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, steep yourself in history at Reeder's Alley, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Montana Blue Jewel Mine, and see what you can catch with Montana Fishing Outfitters.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helena online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Missoula to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Great Falls.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Great Falls — 8 nights

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Get outdoors at Giant Springs State Park and Meadow Lark Country Club. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and The History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Trail Museum (in Choteau), Fort Benton (Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, Fort Benton Bridge, &more) and The Montana Dinosaur Center (in Bynum). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls tour website.

Getting from Helena to Great Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

West Yellowstone — 5 nights

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Family-friendly places like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Museum of the Yellowstone will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Firehole River. Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Mystic Falls Trail, Observation Point Trail, &more). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip builder tool.

Getting from Great Falls to West Yellowstone by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Great Falls in June; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bozeman.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip

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. Museum-lovers will get to explore American Computer & Robotics Museum and Montana Science Center. Explore hidden gems such as Downtown Bozeman and Montana Grizzly Encounter. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Livingston (Gem Valley Montana, Pine Creek Trail, &more), Headwaters Heritage Museum (in Three Forks) and Big Sky (Big Sky Chapel & The Soldiers Chapel). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, hike along Grotto Falls Trail, tee off at Bridger Creek Golf Course, and enjoy the sand and surf at Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area).

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip maker website.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, things will get a bit warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 77°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Billings.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Billings — 8 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pictograph Cave State Park and Lake Elmo State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Pompeys Pillar National Monument and Phipps Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Billings: Big Horn County Historical Museum (in Hardin) and Little Bighorn Battlefield (in Crow Agency). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Sacrifice Cliff, stroll through Four Dances Recreation Area, and steep yourself in history at Yellowstone Kelly Interpretative Site.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Billings trip maker.

You can drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Billings. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

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.