11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
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Dillon
— 1 day
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Big Sky
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights

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West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of the Plains Indian and Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village. Get outdoors at Iceberg Lake and Goat Lick Overlook. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Apikuni Falls, McDonald Creek, &more).

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Charlotte to West Glacier is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to West Glacier. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: highs in West Glacier hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake
Museum of the Plains Indian ©
Museum of the Plains Indian
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek

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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan Lake, then explore the activities along Swan River, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church. On the next day, examine the collection at Northwest Montana History Museum and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Whitefish Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Whitefish travel route planner.

Getting from West Glacier to Whitefish by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Swan Lake ©
Swan Lake
The Whitefish Trail ©
The Whitefish Trail
Northwest Montana History Museum ©
Northwest Montana History Museum

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Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. You've now added Bannack State Park to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park, then stop by The Bookstore, and then get engrossed in the history at Dillon Visitor Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Dillon vacation planner.

Drive from Whitefish to Dillon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Dillon can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Dillon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
The Bookstore ©
The Bookstore

1
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Big Sky

Big Sky
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Take the guesswork out of planning a Big Sky vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dillon to Big Sky by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dillon in August, with highs in Big Sky at 75°F and lows at 37°F. You will leave for West Yellowstone on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Uncle Tom's Trail and Lone Star Geyser. Visiting West Thumb Geyser Basin and Artists’ Paintpots will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Gibbon Falls, Beryl Spring, &more). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to West Yellowstone takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 37°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Fishing Charters & Tours

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