60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

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60 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Casablanca
Fly:  24 h
1
Billings
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Red Lodge
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cooke City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Bozeman
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Helena
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Great Falls
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Polebridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Glacier National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Whitefish
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Philipsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Missoula
— 7 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Casablanca

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. Do your shopping at Bighorn Trout Shop and Toucan Gallery. Visiting Pryor Mountains and The Rimrocks will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Billings: Hardin (Yellowtail Reservoir & Big Horn County Historical Museum), Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar) and Little Bighorn Battlefield (in Crow Agency). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, admire the majestic nature at Chief Plenty Coups State Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Carter's Brewery and Tap Room, and hike along Phipps Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings planning site.

Casablanca, Morocco to Billings is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Casablanca in février, things will get colder in Billings: highs are around 3°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hardin, Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Chief Plenty Coups State Park, Bighorn Trout Shop, Little Bighorn Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Pryor Mountains ©
Pryor Mountains

3
nights
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. For shopping fun, head to Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery or Babcock & Miles. Take a break from the city and head to Red Lodge Mountain and Basin Creek Lakes Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Silver Run Trails, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Fork Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Red Lodge day trip site.

Drive from Billings to Red Lodge in 1.5 hours. In février, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cooke City.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range ©
Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post, cruise along Beartooth Hwy, then take some stellar pictures from Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower, and finally look for gifts at Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Clarks Fork Trail and then get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cooke City road trip site.

You can drive from Red Lodge to Cooke City in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Red Lodge in février, with highs in Cooke City at -2°C and lows at -18°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Beartooth Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum
Yellowstone Trading Post ©
Yellowstone Trading Post
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower ©
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower

4
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get in touch with nature at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Yellowstone: Big Sky (Lone Mountain Ranch Outdoor Shop, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cooke City to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. In février, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach -3°C, while at night they dip 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

Side Trip

Big Sky
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

7
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. For shopping fun, head to Angler's West Fly Fishing or Gallatin Valley Mall. Get in touch with nature at Bridger Bowl and Crosscut Mountain Sport Center. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Pine Creek Trail (in Livingston), Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner) and Natural Bridge State Park (in Big Timber). There's much more to do: take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library, get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Sky Resort.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip maker.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in mars: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 11°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Big Sky, Horseback Riding Tours, Angler's West Fly Fishing, Natural Bridge State Park, Lava Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Horseback Riding Tours
Angler's West Fly Fishing ©
Angler's West Fly Fishing

6
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Visiting Old Works and Mount Helena will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Archie Bray Foundation and The Parrot Confectionery. Venture out of the city with trips to Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild (in Lincoln), Deer Lodge (Old Montana Prison Complex, Elk Ridge Brewing Company, &more) and Butte (Copper Canyon Harley Davidson, Headframe Spirits, &more). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, and explore the engaging exhibits at ExplorationWorks.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helena online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Bozeman to Helena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in mars, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, Butte, Old Works, Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild
Highlights from your plan
Headframe Spirits ©
Headframe Spirits
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

6
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Valley View Garden Golf and Teton Pass Ski Area. Explore Great Falls' surroundings by going to Trex Agate Shop (in Bynum), Shelby (Roadrunner Trail & Carousel Rest Area of Shelby) and Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex (in Fort Benton). There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, trek along River's Edge Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Showdown Ski Area.

Before you visit Great Falls, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Helena to Great Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In mars, daytime highs in Great Falls are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Polebridge.

Things to do in Great Falls

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shelby, Teton Pass Ski Area, Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, Triple Dog Brewing, Trex Agate Shop
Highlights from your plan
Valley View Garden Golf ©
Valley View Garden Golf
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail

1
night
Polebridge

Polebridge ©
Polebridge is an unincorporated community in Flathead County, Montana, United States, 35mi northwest of Columbia Falls in the northwestern part of the state. On the 22nd (Sun), stop by Home Ranch Bottoms.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Polebridge online holiday planner.

Drive from Great Falls to Polebridge in 4 hours. In mars, daytime highs in Polebridge are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Polebridge

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Home Ranch Bottoms ©
Home Ranch Bottoms

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and McDonald Creek. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain, explore the activities along Fishercap Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park attractions website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Polebridge to Glacier National Park. In mars, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

6
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Head to Eva Gates Homemade Preserves and Sunti World Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Whitefish Mountain Resort and Village Greens Golf Course. Change things up with these side-trips from Whitefish: Glacier View Golf Club (in West Glacier), Mission Mountain Winery (in Dayton) and Bigfork (Eric Thorsen Art Studio, Whistling Andy, &more). There's lots more to do: tee off at Whitefish Lake Golf Club, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company, enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Whitefish itinerary maker site.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In mars in Whitefish, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Bigfork, Kalispell, Mission Mountain Winery, Glacier View Golf Club, Glacier Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club

1
night
Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. On the 6th (Mon), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Granite Ghost Town State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Granite County Museum, then look for gifts at Montana Gems of Philipsburg, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Philipsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Whitefish to Philipsburg in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in avril, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Granite Ghost Town State Park ©
Granite Ghost Town State Park
Montana Gems of Philipsburg ©
Montana Gems of Philipsburg
Philipsburg Brewing Company ©
Philipsburg Brewing Company

7
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Head to Downtown ToNite and Ohrmann Museum & Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Double Arrow Golf Course and McCormick Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Missoula: Stevensville (Kootenai Creek Trail & Blacksmith Brewing Company), Discovery Ski Area (in Anaconda) and Placid Lake State Park (in Seeley Lake). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Sky Brewing, explore the landscape on two wheels at Silver Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Montgomery Distillery, and look for gifts at Rockin Rudy's.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Missoula trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Philipsburg to Missoula in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Philipsburg in avril, Missoula is a bit warmer at night with lows of 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

Side Trips

Seeley Lake, Stevensville, Discovery Ski Area, Lolo Peak Brewing, Ohrmann Museum & Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Ski Area ©
Discovery Ski Area
Placid Lake State Park ©
Placid Lake State Park
Double Arrow Golf Course ©
Double Arrow Golf Course

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