7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  9​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:  7​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Missoula day trip app .

Newark to Missoula is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Missoula is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Missoula, with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Fort Missoula Museum ©
Fort Missoula Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 31st (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helena tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Missoula to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Helena

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Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum

1
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Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by car from Helena to Big Sky takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helena in July, with highs in Big Sky at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Soldiers Chapel ©
The Soldiers Chapel

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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 2nd (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Bozeman trip planner .

Drive from Big Sky to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sky in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 84°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter

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