7 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Cooke City
— 1 night
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Polebridge — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for gifts at The Polebridge Mercantile. Keep things going the next day: stop by Willow's HuckleberryLand, take in the exciting artwork at Sunti World Art Gallery, look for gifts at Stumptown Marketplace, then look for gifts at The Shops at Station 8, and finally look for gifts at Home Ranch Bottoms.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Polebridge road trip app.

Houston to Polebridge is an approximately 31-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Polebridge. In February, Polebridge is much colder than Houston - with highs of 36°F and lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Philipsburg.
Shopping · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Philipsburg — 1 night

On the 13th (Wed), sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company, look for gifts at Sapphire Gallery, stop by Philipsburg Treasures and Gift, then stop by The Sweet Palace, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, and finally stop by Montana Gems of Philipsburg.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Philipsburg journey planner.

Getting from Polebridge to Philipsburg by car takes about 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Philipsburg when traveling from Polebridge in February, with lows around 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.
Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

West Yellowstone — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then look for gifts at Eagle's Store.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone travel route builder app.

Getting from Philipsburg to West Yellowstone by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Philipsburg in February, you will find days in West Yellowstone are little chillier (27°F), and nights are about the same (7°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cooke City.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Cooke City — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): cruise along Beartooth Hwy, then look for gifts at Cooke City General Store, and then look for gifts at Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cooke City trip site.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Cooke City in 5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°F, and evening lows to 4°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.
Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip

Bozeman — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bridger Bowl.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cooke City to Bozeman takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cooke City in February, with highs in Bozeman at 36°F and lows at 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Nature · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
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Montana travel guide

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.