10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner
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Fly to Gallatin Field, Drive to Big Sky
Big Sky
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Drive to Glacier Park International Airport, Fly to Ile d'Orleans


Big Sky — 2 nights

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Ousel Falls Trail and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sky tour planner.

Ile d'Orleans, Canada to Big Sky is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June in Big Sky, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Gardiner — 3 nights

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gardiner: West Yellowstone (Fishing Charters & Tours & Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center) and Clarks Fork Trail (in Cooke City). And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and take a memorable drive along Beartooth Hwy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gardiner online trip planner.

You can drive from Big Sky to Gardiner in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. June in Gardiner sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Whitefish.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips

Whitefish — 4 nights

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitefish: River Rafting & Tubing (in West Glacier), Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Virginia Falls, &more) and Eric Thorsen Art Studio (in Bigfork).

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Whitefish trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Gardiner to Whitefish in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Gardiner in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Whitefish: highs are around 34°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.