12 days in Montana Itinerary

12 days in Montana Itinerary

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Missoula
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Whitefish
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Helena
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Missoula sightseeing planner.

Miami to Missoula is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Missoula is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Miami in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Missoula, with highs around 86°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Missoula

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): play a few rounds at Whitefish Lake Golf Club, get engrossed in the history at Conrad Mansion, then don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Glacier ZipLines.

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Getting from Missoula to Whitefish by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature

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Historic Site
Conrad Mansion
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Glacier National Park

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Iceberg Lake Trail and Swiftcurrent Falls. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Fishercap Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Must see
Fishercap Lake
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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 2nd (Wed): walk around Gibson Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Springs State Park, and then stroll through River's Edge Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Great Falls trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Hiking Trail
River's Edge Trail
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Park
Gibson Park
4.5

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Helena travel planning tool.

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Helena, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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Government Building
Montana State Capitol
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Religious Site
Cathedral of St. Helena
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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 4th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Yellowstone. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at Yellowstone Aerial Adventures, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Helena in September, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature
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Must see
Earthquake Lake
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 6th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter, see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in September; daily highs in Bozeman reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Adventure · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Tours
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