11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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Big Sky
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Venture out of the city with trips to West Yellowstone (Yellowstone Big Gun Fun & Museum of the Yellowstone). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ousel Falls Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and fly down the slopes at Big Sky Resort.

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Detroit to Big Sky is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Detroit to Big Sky, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in June: highs in Big Sky hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Yellowstone River and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gardiner day trip planner.

Getting from Big Sky to Gardiner by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 4th (Sun), tee off at Glacier View Golf Club, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then delve into the mystery of Montana Vortex and House of Mystery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glacier National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Whitefish online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gardiner to Whitefish by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in July: high temperatures in Whitefish hover around 85°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

5
nights
Glacier National Park

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Staircase Falls, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Montana travel guide

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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.