13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

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Whitefish
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 2 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
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Big Sky
— 2 nights

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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church and then take in the exciting artwork at The Purple Pomegranate.

To find out how to plan a trip to Whitefish, use our trip itinerary maker.

Charlotte to Whitefish is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Whitefish due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in July, you will find days in Whitefish are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are cooler (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to West Glacier.

Things to do in Whitefish

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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The Purple Pomegranate ©
The Purple Pomegranate
First Presbyterian Church ©
First Presbyterian Church
Swan River ©
Swan River

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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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by The Polebridge Mercantile. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Apikuni Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our West Glacier trip planning site.

You can drive from Whitefish to West Glacier in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
The Polebridge Mercantile ©
The Polebridge Mercantile

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, take in the exciting artwork at Archie Bray Foundation, then experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel, then sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and finally steep yourself in history at Original Governor's Mansion.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helena trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Helena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from West Glacier in July, Helena is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Archie Bray Foundation ©
Archie Bray Foundation
Great Northern Carousel ©
Great Northern Carousel
Holter Museum of Art ©
Holter Museum of Art

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Beartooth Hwy and Uncle Tom's Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Firehole Canyon Drive and Artists’ Paintpots. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, Gibbon Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, and have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone journey planner.

Drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, West Yellowstone is little chillier than Helena - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Big Sky Chapel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Big Sky route planning app.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Big Sky in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Big Sky Golf Course ©
Big Sky Golf Course
Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports ©
Lone Mountain Ranch Outdoor Shop ©
Lone Mountain Ranch Outdoor Shop

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