10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitefish online trip itinerary maker .

Los Angeles to Whitefish is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Whitefish is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Beach ©
City Beach
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Great Northern Brewing Company ©
Great Northern Brewing Company

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Swiftcurrent Lake and Iceberg Lake Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. There's much more to do: trek along Highline Trail, explore the activities along St. Mary Lake, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park route builder site .

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. October in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bowser Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Great Falls day trip planning site .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Great Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 12th (Fri), admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helena day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In October in Helena, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then explore and take pictures at Earthquake Lake. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helena in October, with highs in West Yellowstone at 50°F and lows at 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Horseback Riding Tours

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