9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Big Sky
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Whitefish trip itinerary builder website .

New York City to Whitefish is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to Whitefish, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Whitefish, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

#Breweries, #Parks, #Golf

Side Trip

Glacier Distilling Company
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Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company
Great Northern Brewing Company ©
Great Northern Brewing Company

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hike along Highline Trail and then explore the activities along St. Mary Lake. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park tour planning app .

Drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Helena, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

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Drive from Glacier National Park to Helena in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Helena

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

2
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sky online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Helena to Big Sky in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Helena in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Big Sky, with lows around 37°F. On the 17th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Big Sky

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak
Spas & Wellness

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