10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h
1
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flathead National Forest as well as Glacier National Park. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Flathead National Forest, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag, then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Whitefish Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at The Purple Pomegranate, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Whitefish Depot, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Swan River Nature Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Whitefish trip planner .

San Francisco to Whitefish is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco to Whitefish, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, Whitefish is a bit cooler at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Missoula.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Glacier Distilling Company, Glacier National Park, Swan River Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company
Great Northern Brewing Company ©
Great Northern Brewing Company

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to McCormick Park, grab your bike and head to Silver Park, learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, then learn more about the world around you at Missoula Insectarium, and finally see the interesting displays at Children's Museum Missoula.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Missoula trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Whitefish to Missoula in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Stevensville
Highlights from your plan
Silver Park ©
Silver Park
Blue Mountain Trailhead (hike & bike) ©
St. Mary's Mission ©
St. Mary's Mission

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at MacDonald Pass, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and then admire the striking features of Original Governor's Mansion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helena trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Missoula to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Helena are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
MacDonald Pass ©
MacDonald Pass
Original Governor's Mansion ©
Original Governor's Mansion
Lewis & Clark Brewing Company ©
Lewis & Clark Brewing Company

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Helena to Great Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Great Falls sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral
Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
night
West Yellowstone

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 23rd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone road trip website .

Drive from Great Falls to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Great Falls in June, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 24th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Soldiers Chapel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Madison River, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area). On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead, get engrossed in the history at Gallatin History Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, then engage your brain at Children's Museum of Bozeman, and finally don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman travel route site .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in June, with highs in Bozeman at 77°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Madison River, The Soldiers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Madison River ©
Madison River
The Soldiers Chapel ©
The Soldiers Chapel
Gallatin History Museum ©
Gallatin History Museum

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