12 days in New Albany & Montana Itinerary

12 days in New Albany & Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
New Albany
— 4 nights
Drive to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Fly to Gallatin Field, Drive to Big Sky
Big Sky
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights


New Albany

— 4 nights
New Albany is a city in Floyd County, Indiana, United States, situated along the Ohio River opposite Louisville, Kentucky. Get a sense of the local culture at Spring Mill State Park and Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. Step off the beaten path and head to Clifty Falls State Park and Lanthier Winery. Get out of town with these interesting New Albany side-trips: Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum (in Mitchell), Squire Boone Caverns (in Mauckport) and Madison (Jeremiah Sullivan House, Jefferson County Historical Society, &more). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Huber's Orchard & Winery, admire the majestic nature at Charlestown State Park, make a trip to Colgate Clock, and examine the collection at Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Albany travel itinerary planner.

Louisville to New Albany is an approximately half hour car ride. July in New Albany sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Big Sky.

Things to do in New Albany

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, and then trek along Ousel Falls Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sky online route planner.

Explore your travel options from New Albany to Big Sky with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from New Albany to Big Sky is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Albany in July: highs in Big Sky hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails


— 2 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. On the 24th (Fri), admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, explore the engaging exhibits at ExplorationWorks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gates of the Mountains. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Ten Mile Creek Brewery.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helena trip planner.

You can drive from Big Sky to Helena in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sky in July: high temperatures in Helena hover around 89°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Highline Trail and St.Mary Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iceberg Lake Trail and Iceberg Lake. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park driving holiday website.

Drive from Helena to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Helena in July since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Montana travel guide

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.