31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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West Yellowstone
— 5 nights
2
Bozeman
— 2 nights
3
Butte
— 1 night
4
Helena
— 2 nights
5
Missoula
— 3 nights
6
Kalispell
— 1 night
7
Whitefish
— 2 nights
8
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
9
Great Falls
— 1 night
10
Havre
— 1 night
11
Malta
— 1 night
12
Billings
— 2 nights
13
Miles City
— 1 night
14
Fort Peck
— 1 night

5
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get outdoors at Uncle Tom's Trail and Jenny Lake Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Yellowstone National Park (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Old Faithful, &more).

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Idaho Falls to West Yellowstone is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Idaho Falls in November, with highs in West Yellowstone at 36°F and lows at 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Jenny Lake Trail
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

2
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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 hidden gems such as Lava Lake Trail and Grotto Falls Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Crosscut Mountain Sport Center and Middle Cottonwood Trailhead. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Yellowstone Gateway Museum (in Livingston) and Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area (in Big Timber). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in November, you will find days in Bozeman are somewhat warmer (42°F), and nights are about the same (18°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Butte.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Yellowstone Gateway Museum, Lava Lake Trail, Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Crosscut Mountain Sport Center ©
Crosscut Mountain Sport Center
Grotto Falls Trail ©
Grotto Falls Trail
Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area ©
Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area

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Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, contemplate the long history of Copper King Mansion, and then explore the activities along Georgetown Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Butte attractions planner.

You can drive from Bozeman to Butte in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Butte are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Georgetown Lake
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives ©
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
Copper King Mansion ©
Copper King Mansion
Georgetown Lake ©
Georgetown Lake

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 4th (Tue), hit the slopes at Great Divide Montana Ski Area and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): stroll through MacDonald Pass, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, then steep yourself in history at Original Governor's Mansion, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helena trip planner.

Drive from Butte to Helena in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Butte in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°F in Helena. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
MacDonald Pass ©
MacDonald Pass

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, identify plant and animal life at Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike), and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Montgomery Distillery. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Mission, then trek along Kootenai Creek Trail, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Travelers' Rest State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula trip builder site.

You can drive from Helena to Missoula in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Missoula, expect temperatures between 30°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stevensville, Travelers' Rest State Park
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike) ©
Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike)
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Travelers' Rest State Park ©
Travelers' Rest State Park

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Kalispell

Kalispell ©
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 8th (Sat), look for gifts at KEHOE'S AGATE SHOP, INC., play a few rounds at Eagle Bend Golf Club, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lone Pine State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kalispell trip planner.

Getting from Missoula to Kalispell by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kalispell can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Kalispell

Golf · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Bigfork
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Eagle Bend Golf Club ©
Eagle Bend Golf Club
Lone Pine State Park ©
Lone Pine State Park
KEHOE'S AGATE SHOP, INC. ©
KEHOE'S AGATE SHOP, INC.

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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 9th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Tally Lake Campground and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitefish Lake Golf Club. On the next day, play a few rounds at Glacier View Golf Club, don't miss a visit to Dick Idol Signature Gallery, and then look for gifts at Stumptown Marketplace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Whitefish day trip planning site.

Whitefish is just a short distance from Kalispell. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in December, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Golf · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Glacier View Golf Club
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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Glacier View Golf Club ©
Glacier View Golf Club
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Tally Lake Campground ©
Tally Lake Campground

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Avalanche Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Iceberg Lake and Grinnell Glacier. Step out of Glacier National Park to go to East Glacier Park and see Aster Falls, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and trek along Goat Lick Overlook.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in December, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Aster Falls
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Montana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Springs State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then brush up on your military savvy at Malmstrom Museum and Air Park.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Great Falls travel route planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In December, daytime highs in Great Falls are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Havre.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Havre

Havre ©
Havre is the county seat and largest town in Hill County, Montana, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Beneath the Streets, then explore the ancient world of Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Triple Dog Brewing.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Havre travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Havre in 2 hours. Traveling from Great Falls in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Havre, with lows around 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Malta.

Things to do in Havre

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site ©
Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site
Beneath the Streets ©
Beneath the Streets
Triple Dog Brewing ©
Triple Dog Brewing

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Malta

Malta ©
Malta is a city in, and the county seat of, Phillips County, Montana, United States, located at the intersection of U.S. On the 20th (Thu), get curious at Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and then explore the activities along Bowdoin Lake.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Malta trip app.

Traveling by car from Havre to Malta takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Malta can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 7°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in Malta

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Great Plains Dinosaur Museum ©
Great Plains Dinosaur Museum

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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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Four Dances Recreation Area, then learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, and finally look for gifts at Scheels. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at The Rimrocks and then walk around Chief Plenty Coups State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Billings online travel planner.

You can drive from Malta to Billings in 3.5 hours. In December, Billings is somewhat warmer than Malta - with highs of 33°F and lows of 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Miles City.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chief Plenty Coups State Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Chief Plenty Coups State Park ©
Chief Plenty Coups State Park
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery

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Miles City

Miles City ©
Miles City is a city in and the county seat of Custer County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at WaterWorks Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Range Riders Museum, and then do a tasting at Tongue River Winery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miles City trip planner.

You can drive from Billings to Miles City in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Billings in December, Miles City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Fort Peck.

Things to do in Miles City

Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
WaterWorks Art Museum ©
WaterWorks Art Museum
Tongue River Winery ©
Tongue River Winery
Range Riders Museum ©
Range Riders Museum

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Fort Peck

Fort Peck ©
Fort Peck is a town in Valley County, Montana, United States. On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Fort Peck Interpretive Center and then explore the activities along Fort Peck Lake.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Fort Peck fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Miles City to Fort Peck takes 3 hours. Traveling from Miles City in December, you will find days in Fort Peck are little chillier (26°F), and nights are about the same (7°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Peck

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Peck Lake ©
Fort Peck Lake
Fort Peck Interpretive Center ©
Fort Peck Interpretive Center

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