7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 2nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Fort Missoula Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Xavier Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): admire the architecture and history at St. Ignatius Mission, identify plant and animal life at National Bison Range, and then see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Missoula itinerary planner .

Atlanta to Missoula is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Missoula is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Missoula, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Ignatius Mission, National Bison Range
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Fort Missoula Museum ©
Fort Missoula Museum
St. Ignatius Mission ©
St. Ignatius Mission
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helena trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Missoula to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Helena sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors Nature Trails
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Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

1
night
Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, and then trek along Ousel Falls Trail.

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

You can drive from Helena to Big Sky in 3 hours. Traveling from Helena in August, things will get slightly colder in Big Sky: highs are around 75°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter and then take an in-depth tour of American Computer Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip planning website .

You can drive from Big Sky to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sky in August, expect Bozeman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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River Rafting & Tubing
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

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