8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Billings
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): trek along Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, and then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park attractions app .

Dallas to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Glacier National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Dallas in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, trek along River's Edge Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Great Falls are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 26th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, and then identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helena online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip planner .

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helena in June, with highs in West Yellowstone at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Billings.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

1
night
Billings

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 (Sat): explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Billings online trip builder .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Billings takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, Billings is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 80°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument

Similar Plans

9 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Montana BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans