18 days in Montana Itinerary

18 days in Montana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  8 h
1
Billings
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Missoula
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Birmingham

2
nights
Billings

Billings ©
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Big Horn County Historical Museum, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Billings trip planner.

Birmingham to Billings is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Birmingham to Billings, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Birmingham in June, with highs in Billings at 80°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Big Horn County Historical Museum
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Big Horn County Historical Museum ©
Big Horn County Historical Museum
Horseback Riding Tours
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon, browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Bozeman takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Billings in June, Bozeman is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Big Sky
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Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): ride a horse along Wilderness Connection and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gardiner trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Parks Trails
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
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): stop by Send it Home, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the next day, head outdoors with Madison River Outfitters, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip builder.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

3
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Missoula: River Rafting & Tubing (in Superior) and Kootenai Creek Trail (in Stevensville). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at McCormick Park, have fun at Dragon Hollow Play Area, look for gifts at Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Missoula driving holiday 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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in June: high temperatures in Missoula hover around 78°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Kootenai Creek Trail, Travelers' Rest State Park
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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
River Rafting & Tubing
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula

6
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, and explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip builder website.

Getting from Missoula to Glacier National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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