15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Red Lodge
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Missoula
— 2 nights
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Bigfork
— 2 nights
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Libby
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, Big Sky Resort, &more). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Bridger Bowl, take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, and get into the urban bustle at Bozeman Public Library.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman trip planner.

Atlanta to Bozeman is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Atlanta in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Bozeman, with highs around 49°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Red Lodge

— 1 night
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stop by Babcock & Miles, then hit the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain, then trek along Silver Run Trails, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Fork Trail.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Red Lodge trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Bozeman to Red Lodge by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Red Lodge can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Lone Mountain Ranch Outdoor Shop, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and then get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Red Lodge to West Yellowstone in 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Red Lodge in March: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 37°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Missoula

— 2 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Dragon Hollow Play Area, hunt for treasures at Downtown ToNite, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sentinel. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, stroll around Jacob Island Dog Park, then explore the world behind art at Missoula Art Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Missoula tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Missoula takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in March, with highs in Missoula at 49°F and lows at 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Bigfork.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bigfork

— 2 nights
Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Swan River Nature Trail, get outside with Wild Trout Adventures, and then get outside with Flathead Lake Charters. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Glacier Brewing Company, then contemplate the waterfront views at Flathead Lake, and finally walk around Sacajawea Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bigfork trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Missoula to Bigfork in 2 hours. March in Bigfork sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 25°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Libby.

Things to do in Bigfork

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Libby

— 1 night
Libby is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Montana. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kootenai National Forest, hit the slopes at Turner Mountain Ski Area, and then take in the views from Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Libby tour planner.

You can drive from Bigfork to Libby in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In March in Libby, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Libby

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Make your Glacier National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Libby to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Libby to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Libby in March, Glacier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.