13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

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Whitefish
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Missoula
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): play a few rounds at Whitefish Lake Golf Club. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Conrad Mansion, then kick your exploration up a notch at Glacier ZipLines, and then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Whitefish trip planner.

Portland to Whitefish is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Whitefish. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Portland in August since evenings lows in Whitefish dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

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Conrad Mansion ©
Must see
Conrad Mansion
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Iceberg Lake Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Avalanche Lake and Virginia Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Aster Falls in East Glacier Park (about 2h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park online route planner.

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. August in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Virginia Falls ©
Must see
Virginia Falls
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Avalanche Lake ©
Must see
Avalanche Lake
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Missoula

Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, admire the architecture and history at St. Ignatius Mission, and then look for all kinds of wild species at National Bison Range. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Silver Park, see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, then find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, and finally stop by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Missoula takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 10th (Tue), hike along Mount Helena and then take a memorable tour with Montana Fishing Outfitters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, and then experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helena online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Missoula to Helena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours
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Mount Helena ©
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Mount Helena
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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone road trip planning app.

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helena in August, with highs in West Yellowstone at 75°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Safari Company.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozeman tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in August, with highs in Bozeman at 84°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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