11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Kalispell
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Kalispell

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula and then look for gifts at Rockin Rudy's. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Sky Brewing, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Xavier Church, then learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imagine Nation Brewing Co.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Missoula day trip site .

Kalispell to Missoula is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In April, daytime highs in Missoula are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Imagine Nation Brewing Co ©
Imagine Nation Brewing Co
St. Francis Xavier Church ©
St. Francis Xavier Church

1
night
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 9th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Rockies, and finally don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bozeman day trip site .

You can drive from Missoula to Bozeman in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 10th (Wed), get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip planner .

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in April, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 44°F and lows about 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos ©
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Sacagawea Springs, then identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, then explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, and finally tee off at Valley View Garden Golf.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in April; daily highs in Great Falls reach 55°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Nature Golf
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Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Valley View Garden Golf ©
Valley View Garden Golf

3
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.
Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Clements, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Great Falls to Glacier National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and car. In April, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Swiftcurrent Mountain ©
Swiftcurrent Mountain

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 16th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitefish Mountain Resort, and then sample the fine beverages at Spotted Bear Spirits. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Art Fusion, stop by Kehoe's Agate Shop, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Whitefish day trip site .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Bigfork, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Spotted Bear Spirits ©
Spotted Bear Spirits

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