10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Taxi:  9 h
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Houston

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.
On the 18th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then admire the sheer force of Running Eagle Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Two Medicine Lake. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Houston to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for little chillier days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Running Eagle Falls ©
Running Eagle Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

1
night
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 20th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Whitefish journey planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Whitefish are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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City Beach ©
City Beach

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, then look for gifts at Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop, and finally get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Missoula trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Whitefish to Missoula by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helena online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

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
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 23rd (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then stop by Send it Home, and finally identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Helena to West Yellowstone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Helena in July, expect West Yellowstone to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
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 25th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Palisade Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman trip planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, things will get a bit warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 86°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Gallatin Canyon ©
Gallatin Canyon
Palisade Falls ©
Palisade Falls

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