18 days in Montana Itinerary

18 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Billings
— 3 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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Billings

— 3 nights
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Grand Escape Room. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Billings: Big Horn County Historical Museum (in Hardin), Babcock & Miles (in Red Lodge) and Fishtail General Store (in Fishtail). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Beartooth Hwy, take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, examine the collection at Moss Mansion, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Weston to Billings is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Weston to Billings is minus 2 hours. In June in Billings, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Billings

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, trek along Trail of the Cedars, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

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You can fly from Billings to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Billings in June; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

West Yellowstone

— 3 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Blue Star Spring, Observation Point Trail, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in June; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 2 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to Roosevelt Arch, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs.

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You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Yellowstone Guidelines (in Livingston) and Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, stroll through Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman online travel planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in July, things will get a bit warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 86°F and lows about 50°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · 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.