11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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Missoula
— 2 nights
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bigfork
— 3 nights
Drive
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Missoula
— 1 night
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Missoula

— 2 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. On the 3rd (Wed), stroll through Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and then find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Missoula sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Missoula is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Missoula, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Whitefish

— 2 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion and then stroll through Whitefish Lake Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at City Beach and then cast your line with State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Whitefish using our trip planner.

You can drive from Missoula to Whitefish in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Whitefish are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake McDonald and then contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Whitefish to Glacier National Park by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Bigfork.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Bigfork

— 3 nights
Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Polson (Miracle of America Museum & Flathead Lake), Hungry Horse Reservoir (in Hungry Horse) and Swan Mountain Outfitters (in Swan Lake). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jewel Basin Hiking Area, view the masterpieces at Eric Thorsen Art Studio, and explore the activities along Swan Lake.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bigfork trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Bigfork takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Bigfork

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Missoula

— 1 night
To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Missoula route site.

You can drive from Bigfork to Missoula in 2 hours. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Montana travel guide

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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.