60 days in Montana Itinerary

60 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 11 nights
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Great Falls
— 6 nights
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Helena
— 7 nights
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Missoula
— 7 nights
Drive
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Butte
— 5 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
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Bozeman
— 7 nights
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Billings
— 7 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 11 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.
On the 28th (Wed), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along St. Mary Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Glacier National Park is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Great Falls

— 6 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Great Falls side-trips: Shelby (Roadrunner Trail & Montana Veteran's Memorial Flag and Park) and Museum of the Northern Great Plains (in Fort Benton). There's lots more to do: enjoy some music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, hike along River's Edge Trail, and see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Great Falls journey planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Great Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in Great Falls are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Helena

— 7 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Helena National Forest. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and wander the wide-open spaces of Last Chance Ranch.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helena online trip maker.

Drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helena are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Missoula

— 7 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Change things up with these side-trips from Missoula: National Bison Range (in Moiese), Flathead Lake (in Polson) and Garden of One Thousand Buddhas (in Arlee). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours, stroll around McCormick Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Montgomery Distillery, and trek along Rattlesnake National Recreation Area.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Missoula attractions tool.

You can drive from Helena to Missoula in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Missoula, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Butte.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Butte

— 5 nights
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Butte: Old Montana Prison Complex (in Deer Lodge), Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (in Three Forks) and Bannack State Park (in Dillon). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, play a few rounds at Old Works, browse the exhibits of World Museum of Mining, and take in panoramic vistas at Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Butte travel planning website.

You can drive from Missoula to Butte in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Missoula in August: high temperatures in Butte hover around 80°F and lows are around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

West Yellowstone

— 5 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: Big Sky (Lone Peak & Ousel Falls Trail). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Hebgen Lake, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone travel website.

You can drive from Butte to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Butte in August, with highs in West Yellowstone at 75°F and lows at 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Explore Gardiner's surroundings by going to Clarks Fork Trail (in Cooke City) and Angler's West Fly Fishing (in Emigrant). And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, delve into the lush surroundings at Gallatin National Forest, take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy, and explore by horseback at Wilderness Connection.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gardiner trip planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Gardiner by car takes about 2 hours. September in Gardiner sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 7 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Big Sky (Horseback Riding Tours, Big Sky Resort, &more) and Livingston (Sacajawea Park & Yellowstone Guidelines). There's much more to do: look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, and learn the secrets of beer at Tour De Foam.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in September, expect Bozeman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Billings

— 7 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Billings: Little Bighorn Battlefield (in Crow Agency), Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen) and Bighorn Trout Shop (in Fort Smith). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, trek along Lake Fork Trail, explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum, and examine the collection at Huntley Project Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Billings holiday planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Billings in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Billings, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.