7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
2
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Billings
— 1 night
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Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bowser Brewing Company.

Plan my day in Great Falls using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Tulsa to Great Falls is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulsa to Great Falls. Traveling from Tulsa in January, things will get little chillier in Great Falls: highs are around 36°F and lows about 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road and then tee off at Whitefish Lake Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): get interesting insight from Whitefish Mountain Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the West Glacier online trip builder.

Drive from Great Falls to West Glacier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Great Falls in January, plan for a bit cooler days in West Glacier, with highs around 31°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Missoula

— 1 night
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Lolo Peak Brewing, stop by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Montgomery Distillery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Sky Brewing, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Imagine Nation Brewing Co.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Missoula trip app.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Missoula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In January in Missoula, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Missoula

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then stop by Eagle's Store.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone route builder.

You can drive from Missoula to West Yellowstone in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Missoula in January, things will get slightly colder in West Yellowstone: highs are around 21°F and lows about -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Billings.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Billings

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Carter's Brewery and Tap Room, and then learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Billings travel route planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Billings in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from West Yellowstone, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Billings, ranging from highs of 36°F to lows of 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.