17 days in Montana Itinerary

17 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana journey planner

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Havre
— 1 night
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Great Falls
— 5 nights
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Butte
— 5 nights
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Kalispell
— 4 nights
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Havre

— 1 night
Havre is the county seat and largest town in Hill County, Montana, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Beneath the Streets and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Triple Dog Brewing.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Havre travel planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Havre is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Stockholm to Havre due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Havre, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Havre

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Great Falls

— 5 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex and Malmstrom Museum and Air Park. Visiting First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park and Valley View Garden Golf will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Great Falls to Fort Benton to see Fort Benton Bridge about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum, catch a live performance at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and take an in-depth tour of The History Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Great Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Havre to Great Falls in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Great Falls are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Butte.

Things to do in Great Falls

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Butte

— 5 nights
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Copper King Mansion and The Piccadilly Museum. You'll explore and learn at MBMG Mineral Museum and World Museum of Mining. Go for a jaunt from Butte to Anaconda to see Lost Creek State Park about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, steep yourself in history at Clark Chateau, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Berkeley Pit.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Butte travel route planner.

Getting from Great Falls to Butte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Butte when traveling from Great Falls in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Butte

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Kalispell

— 4 nights
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Northwest Montana History Museum and Conrad Mansion. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hockaday Museum of Art and Saint Matthew's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Trail of the Cedars (in Glacier National Park) and Glacier Distilling Company (in Coram). There's lots more to do: trek along Swan River Nature Trail, admire the majestic nature at Lone Pine State Park, and tee off at Buffalo Hill Golf Course.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalispell tour builder.

Traveling by car from Butte to Kalispell takes 4 hours. In July in Kalispell, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalispell

Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Parks

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.