60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana itinerary planner

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Billings
— 6 nights
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Red Lodge
— 3 nights
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Cooke City
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
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Bozeman
— 7 nights
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Helena
— 6 nights
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Great Falls
— 6 nights
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Polebridge
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 8 nights
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Whitefish
— 6 nights
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Philipsburg
— 1 night
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Missoula
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Billings

— 6 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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bighorn Trout Shop and Rimrock Mall. Get in touch with nature at Pryor Mountains and The Rimrocks. Change things up with these side-trips from Billings: Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar), Little Bighorn Battlefield (in Crow Agency) and Hardin (Yellowtail Reservoir & Big Horn County Historical Museum). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty Street Brewing Company at The Taproom, explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Phipps Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Billings trip builder website.

Casablanca, Morocco to Billings is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. In February, Billings is cooler than Casablanca - with highs of 3°C and lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Billings

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Red Lodge

— 3 nights
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Babcock & Miles and Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary. Escape the urban bustle at Red Lodge Mountain and Basin Creek Lakes Trail. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, stroll through Silver Run Trails, get engrossed in the history at Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Red Lodge planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Red Lodge takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Red Lodge are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cooke City.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Cooke City

— 2 nights
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. On the 26th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Yellowstone Trading Post, then take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, then get great views at Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower, and finally stop by Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): hike along Clarks Fork Trail and then take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cooke City trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Cooke City takes 1.5 hours. In February, Cooke City is a bit cooler than Red Lodge - with highs of -2°C and lows of -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 4 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Escape the urban bustle at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Ousel Falls Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Yellowstone: Big Sky (Lone Mountain Ranch Outdoor Shop, Big Sky Golf Course, &more). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Cooke City to West Yellowstone takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 7 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. For shopping fun, head to Bozeman Public Library or Angler's West Fly Fishing. Step out of the city life by going to Bridger Bowl and Crosscut Mountain Sport Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Pine Creek Trail (in Livingston), Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area (in Big Timber) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Sky Resort, tee off at Bridger Creek Golf Course, examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in March: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 11°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Helena

— 6 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Visiting Mount Helena and Helena National Forest will get you outdoors. Head to Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild and Archie Bray Foundationfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Butte (Copper Canyon Harley Davidson, Headframe Spirits, &more), Deer Lodge (Old Montana Prison Complex, Elk Ridge Brewing Company, &more) and Old Works (in Anaconda). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, have fun and explore at ExplorationWorks, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Helena trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Bozeman to Helena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Helena are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Great Falls

— 6 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Get in touch with nature at Teton Pass Ski Area and Showdown Ski Area. Explore Great Falls' surroundings by going to Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex (in Fort Benton), Shelby (Roadrunner Trail & Carousel Rest Area of Shelby) and Trex Agate Shop (in Bynum). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Triple Dog Brewing.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Great Falls day trip app.

Traveling by car from Helena to Great Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Great Falls are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Polebridge.

Things to do in Great Falls

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Polebridge

— 1 night
Polebridge is an unincorporated community in Flathead County, Montana, United States, 35mi northwest of Columbia Falls in the northwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at Home Ranch Bottoms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Polebridge trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Great Falls to Polebridge by car takes about 4.5 hours. In March in Polebridge, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -4°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Polebridge

Shopping
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Glacier National Park

— 8 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Swiftcurrent Pass Hike. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls, explore the activities along Fishercap Lake, and hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

Before you visit Glacier National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Polebridge to Glacier National Park with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Whitefish

— 6 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Whitefish Mountain Resort and Village Greens Golf Course. Do your shopping at Eva Gates Homemade Preserves and Eric Thorsen Art Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitefish: Bigfork (Whistling Andy, Eagle Bend Golf Club, &more), Mission Mountain Winery (in Dayton) and Glacier View Golf Club (in West Glacier). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Sunti World Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company, and tee off at Northern Pines Golf Club.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitefish journey site.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Whitefish takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Philipsburg

— 1 night
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see a world frozen in time at Granite Ghost Town State Park, get engrossed in the history at Granite County Museum, then stop by Montana Gems of Philipsburg, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Philipsburg Brewing Company.

You can plan Philipsburg trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Philipsburg takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Philipsburg can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Missoula

— 7 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Shop till you drop at Downtown ToNite and Ohrmann Museum & Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail and Discovery Ski Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Missoula: Seeley Lake (Placid Lake State Park & Double Arrow Golf Course) and Stevensville (Kootenai Creek Trail & Blacksmith Brewing Company). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imagine Nation Brewing Co, let the kids burn off some steam at McCormick Park, tee off at Larchmont Golf Course, and sample the fine beverages at Montgomery Distillery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Missoula trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Philipsburg to Missoula takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Philipsburg in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Missoula, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

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.