10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Big Sky
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Red Lodge
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church and then kick back and relax at City Beach. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, then view the masterpieces at Sunti World Art Gallery, then stroll through Whitefish Lake Golf Club, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Great Northern Brewing Company.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Whitefish trip itinerary tool .

Minneapolis to Whitefish is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Whitefish is minus 1 hour. March in Whitefish sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 25°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Conrad Mansion
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City Beach ©
City Beach
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 17th (Sun), explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, tee off at Valley View Garden Golf, and then steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park, then enjoy some music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Great Falls trip itinerary site .

Getting from Whitefish to Great Falls by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In March in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helena visit planner .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Helena are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Helena

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails
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Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum

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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bridger Bowl. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter, get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Madison River Brewing, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bozeman trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Bozeman takes 2.5 hours. In March in Bozeman, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Madison River Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Bridger Bowl ©
Bridger Bowl
American Computer Museum ©
American Computer Museum
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter

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 22nd (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, then head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, and then hike along Ousel Falls Trail.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sky online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bozeman to Big Sky by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in March; daily highs in Big Sky reach 37°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak

1
night
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. On the 24th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Lodge Mountain, get a taste of the local shopping with Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, and then look for gifts at Babcock & Miles.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Red Lodge itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Red Lodge takes 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Big Sky in March, with highs in Red Lodge at 49°F and lows at 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Babcock & Miles ©
Babcock & Miles

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