60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana sightseeing planner

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Fly to Gallatin Field, Drive to Livingston
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Livingston
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 9 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 7 nights
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Cooke City
— 5 nights
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Red Lodge
— 2 nights
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Drive to Billings Logan International Airport, Fly to Wokal Field/Glasgow-Valley County Airport, Drive to Malta
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Malta
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 5 nights
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Dillon
— 2 nights
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Philipsburg
— 2 nights
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Missoula
— 6 nights
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Bigfork
— 4 nights
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Libby
— 3 nights
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 9 nights
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Livingston

— 2 nights
Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Timber (Two Rivers Gallery & Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines, walk around Sacajawea Park, stop by Bear Paw Outfitters, and make a trip to Gem Valley Montana.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Livingston trip simple and quick.

Atlanta to Livingston is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Livingston is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Atlanta in May, plan for little chillier days in Livingston, with highs around 65°F, while nights are colder with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Livingston

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 9 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Get out of town with these interesting Gardiner side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Fort Yellowstone Historic District, Petrified Tree, &more). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take an unorthodox tour of Palette Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wraith Falls.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Gardiner day trip website.

Drive from Livingston to Gardiner in an hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Livingston in May; daily highs in Gardiner reach 57°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 7 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Solitary Geyser, Kepler Cascades, &more). It doesn't end there: stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cooke City.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cooke City

— 5 nights
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (S Rim Trail, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum, learn more about the world around you at Yellowstone Trading Post, and look for gifts at Cooke City General Store.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cooke City trip itinerary website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Cooke City in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cooke City can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Cooke City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Red Lodge

— 2 nights
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Babcock & Miles, take an in-depth tour of Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, then shop like a local with Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Lonesome Spur Guest Ranch Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Basin Creek Lakes Trail, cruise along Chief Joseph Hwy, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Run Trails.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Red Lodge day trip planner.

Drive from Cooke City to Red Lodge in 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cooke City in May: high temperatures in Red Lodge hover around 62°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Malta.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Malta

— 1 night
Malta is a city in, and the county seat of, Phillips County, Montana, United States, located at the intersection of U.S. Routes 2 and 191. On the 27th (Thu), examine the collection at Phillips County Museum, examine the collection at Great Plains Dinosaur Museum, and then explore the activities along Bowdoin Lake.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Malta trip app.

Getting from Red Lodge to Malta by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Red Lodge in May, expect nights in Malta to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Malta

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Bozeman

— 5 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Change things up with these side-trips from Bozeman: Big Sky (River Rafting & Tubing, Big Sky Resort, &more), Madison River (in Yellowstone National Park) and Three Forks (Madison Buffalo Jump State Park & Missouri Headwaters State Park). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, explore the engaging exhibits at Montana Science Center, explore the activities along Gallatin River, and take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Malta to Bozeman takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Malta in May, expect little chillier with lows of 37°F in Bozeman. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Dillon

— 2 nights
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): cast your line with FishTales Outfitting. On the next day, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park and then get your bearings at Dillon Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dillon itinerary planner.

Getting from Bozeman to Dillon by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dillon are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Dillon

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Philipsburg

— 2 nights
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at The Sweet Palace, sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, and finally stroll around Winninghoff Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Granite County Museum, then see a world frozen in time at Granite Ghost Town State Park, and then explore the striking landscape of Anaconda Pintler Wilderness.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Philipsburg online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Dillon to Philipsburg by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Philipsburg are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Missoula

— 6 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Explore Missoula's surroundings by going to Deer Lodge (Montana Auto Museum, Old Montana Prison Complex, &more), National Bison Range (in Moiese) and St. Ignatius Mission (in Saint Ignatius). There's lots more to do: hike along Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imagine Nation Brewing Co, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike), and hunt for treasures at Downtown ToNite.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Missoula trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Philipsburg to Missoula takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Philipsburg in June since evenings lows in Missoula dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Bigfork.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bigfork

— 4 nights
Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bigfork: Mission Mountain Winery (in Dayton) and Polson (Kerr Dam & Sacajawea Park). The adventure continues: cast your line with Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours, examine the collection at Flathead Ford Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Whistling Andy, and grab your bike and head to Swan River Nature Trail.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bigfork holiday builder app.

Getting from Missoula to Bigfork by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 45°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Libby.

Things to do in Bigfork

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

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: Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area (in Troy) and Bonners Ferry (Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, Boundary County Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge, get advice or help at Libby Dam Visitor Center, explore the striking landscape of Kootenai National Forest, and take an in-depth tour of Libby Heritage Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Libby trip planning app.

You can drive from Bigfork to Libby in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Libby

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 19th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park. On your second day here, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read West Glacier attractions planner.

You can drive from Libby to West Glacier in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Libby to West Glacier is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in West Glacier are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glacier National Park: Home Ranch Bottoms (in Polebridge) and Aster Falls (in East Glacier Park). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, and hike along Avalanche Lake.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park road trip website.

Glacier National Park is just a short distance from West Glacier. In June, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.