10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Baton Rouge
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Baton Rouge

2
nights
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 1st (Thu): get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for gifts at Eagle's Store.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone online itinerary planner .

Baton Rouge to West Yellowstone is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Baton Rouge to West Yellowstone due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Baton Rouge in November; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 36°F and lows reach 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Whitefish.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Big Sky Resort
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort

1
night
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 4th (Sun), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then make a trip to Whitefish Pottery. On your second day here, stroll through Whitefish Mountain Resort and then admire the majestic nature at Whitefish Lake State Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitefish trip builder website .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Whitefish by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Whitefish when traveling from West Yellowstone in November, with lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Lake State Park ©
Whitefish Lake State Park

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Polebridge Mercantile in Polebridge (about 50 minutes away). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Polebridge Mercantile
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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