15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 2 nights
Drive
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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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Palisade Falls. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Palisade Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman online trip maker.

Denver to Bozeman is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Bozeman when traveling from Denver in May, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Gardiner

— 2 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon, take in the dramatic scenery at Wraith Falls, then admire the sheer force of Undine Falls, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Inspiration Point, then get great views at Lookout Point, and then hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner vacation builder.

Getting from Bozeman to Gardiner by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bozeman in June: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the next day, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Helena

— 2 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. On the 6th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ten Mile Creek Brewery and then go deep underground at Montana Blue Jewel Mine. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Archie Bray Foundation, then admire the landmark architecture of Original Governor's Mansion, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company.

Discover how to plan a Helena trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in June; daily highs in Helena reach 79°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Libby.

Things to do in Helena

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Libby

— 1 night
Libby is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Montana. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Libby Heritage Museum, admire the engineering at Libby Dam Visitor Center, and then take a peaceful walk through Kootenai National Forest.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Libby trip maker app.

Getting from Helena to Libby by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helena to Libby due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Helena in June, plan for little chillier days in Libby, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Libby

Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to McDonald Creek and Bullhead Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glacier National Park: Aster Falls (in East Glacier Park) and Museum of the Plains Indian (in Browning). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Granite Park Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Josephine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park tour itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Libby to Glacier National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Libby to Glacier National Park. June in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.