7 days in Central Montana Itinerary

7 days in Central Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Montana holiday planner
Make it your trip
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Fort Benton
— 1 night
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Chinook
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Falls
— 4 nights
Drive to Bozeman, Fly to Portland

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Fort Benton — 1 night

Fort Benton is a city in and the county seat of Chouteau County, Montana, United States. To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Benton trip planner.

Portland to Fort Benton is an approximately 12-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chinook.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Chinook — 1 night

Chinook is a city in and the county seat of Blaine County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Blaine County Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Blain County Wildlife Museum, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Bear Paw Battlefield.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Chinook attractions planner.

Getting from Fort Benton to Chinook by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Great Falls — 4 nights

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 Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Sacagawea Springs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Electric City Water Park and St. Ann Cathedral. There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, and admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chinook to Great Falls takes 2.5 hours. July in Great Falls sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife