8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana holiday maker

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Make it your trip
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Missoula
— 4 nights
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Missoula

— 4 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Silver Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Francis Xavier Church and Dragon Hollow Play Area. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Travelers' Rest State Park, explore the galleries of Boone and Crockett Club, let the kids burn off some steam at McCormick Park, and learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Missoula online trip maker.

Richmond to Missoula is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Richmond in July since evenings lows in Missoula dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 3 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Your day by day itinerary now includes Yellowstone Guidelines as well as Adventure Whitewater. Explore hidden gems such as Missouri Headwaters State Park and Gallatin River. Escape the urban bustle at Gallatin Canyon and Pine Creek Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Madison Buffalo Jump State Park (in Three Forks) and Sacajawea Park (in Livingston). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, stop by The Last Wind-Up, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bozeman trip planner.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Bozeman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Bozeman, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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.