11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Columbia Falls
— 2 nights
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights



— 2 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see what you can catch with State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC, then sample the tasty concoctions at Great Northern Brewing Company, and then don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Whitefish tour itinerary planning site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Whitefish. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kalispell.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks


— 2 nights
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see what you can catch with Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours, then explore the activities along Flathead Lake, and then stroll around Sacajawea Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, then walk around Lone Pine State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Flathead Lake State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kalispell day trip app.

Kalispell is very close to Whitefish. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Columbia Falls.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbia Falls

— 2 nights

Gateway to Glacier National Park

Columbia Falls might serve as the gateway to Glacier National Park, but it's much more than just a place to lay your head.
On the 18th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Depot Park, delve into the mystery of Montana Vortex and House of Mystery, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally cool off at Big Sky Water Park. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbia Falls trip site.

Columbia Falls is very close to Kalispell. In July, daily temperatures in Columbia Falls can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Columbia Falls

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 4 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.
On the 22nd (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park attractions planner.

Glacier National Park is very close to Columbia Falls. In July in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.