10 days in Montana & New Orleans Itinerary

10 days in Montana & New Orleans Itinerary

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10 days in Montana & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Bridgetown, Barbados
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Big Sky
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Bridgetown, Barbados

1
day
Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, trek along Ousel Falls Trail, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally fly down the slopes at Big Sky Resort.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Big Sky tour itinerary site .

Bridgetown, Barbados to Big Sky is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Bridgetown to Big Sky, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bridgetown in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Big Sky: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 21st (Wed), stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gardiner travel route website .

Drive from Big Sky to Gardiner in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August in Gardiner, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 22nd (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, shop like a local with Archie Bray Foundation, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Helena trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Gardiner to Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gardiner in August; daily highs in Helena reach 35°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls road trip planning site .

You can drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

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 24th (Sat): trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and then explore the activities along Avalanche Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 26th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and then stroll around New Orleans City Park.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to New Orleans in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, New Orleans is much warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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