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MONTANA DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Montana in a way like no other.
Between the erupting geysers of Yellowstone and the soaring peaks and electric blue lakes of Glacier National Park, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a postcard when you discover Montana. As you journey from sweeping prairies to dramatic mountains, you’ll see that Big Sky Country is more than just a nickname: It’s really the only way to describe the endless wonders of this incredible state. Our Montana trips will take you driving along the most scenic roads in the country, hopping from historic monuments like the Little Bighorn Battlefield, to laid-back cities like Billings and Missoula, all while meeting the friendly locals and even a real-life horse wrangler in the wilderness. Famed as the Treasure State for its precious metals like gold and silver, you’ll also discover a rich mining history in Montana - and don’t forget to look up at night to see millions more twinkling gems in one of the darkest skies on earth.
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"If you've always dreamed of taking on a classic American road trip, there's no better place to do it than Montana, where the scenic roads take you from golden prairies to snowy mountains, under the endless blue sky."

Travel Director
Montana at a glance
From the steaming geysers of Yellowstone to the stunning peaks and lakes of Glacier National Park, you'll find nature at its scenic best in Montana. Our expert Trafalgar Travel Directors will take you from the golden prairies where cowboys roam, to the historic monuments and laid-back cities, and show you why Big Sky Country is much more than a nickname.
Currency
US dollar
Winter avg temp
- 6°C
Summer avg temp
27°C
Time Zone
GMT-7
Capital City
Washington D.C.
Language
English
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Good Evening
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What to pack for Montana

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Reusable water bottle

Montana’s high elevation means you’ll be more prone to dehydration, so bring a stainless steel water bottle that you can refill throughout the day.

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Headphones

You’ll drive along plenty of spectacular highways when you travel Montana, and a pair of headphones and the right playlist will really set the mood for your road trip.

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Portable charger

You’ll want to take plenty of gorgeous snaps when exploring Big Sky Country, and a portable charger will help keep all your devices on while you’re on the move.

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Sun protection

The combination of high altitude and plenty of sunshine in Montana means you’ll need to take extra care with your skin. Pack a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen and you’re good to go.

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Layered clothing

While you’re likely to see plenty of sunny days in Montana, it can get cold in the mornings and evenings, so come prepared with some warm layers.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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