13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

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13 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  9​h
1
Whitefish
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Big Sky
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Charlotte

1
night
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): trek along Great Northern Mountain, then take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church, then view the masterpieces at The Purple Pomegranate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Whitefish trip tool .

Charlotte to Whitefish is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Whitefish is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in July: highs in Whitefish hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to West Glacier.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 12th (Fri), look for gifts at The Polebridge Mercantile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Apikuni Falls, then explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip builder site .

You can take a train from Whitefish to West Glacier in an hour. Another option is to drive. July in West Glacier sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, The Polebridge Mercantile
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Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake
Apikuni Falls ©
Apikuni Falls
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

2
nights
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, get a taste of the local shopping with Archie Bray Foundation, find something for the whole family at Great Northern Carousel, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and finally admire the striking features of Original Governor's Mansion.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Helena journey planner .

Getting from West Glacier to Helena by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from West Glacier in July since evenings lows in Helena dip to 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

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Great Northern Carousel ©
Great Northern Carousel
Holter Museum of Art ©
Holter Museum of Art
Archie Bray Foundation ©
Archie Bray Foundation

4
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
S Rim Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Gibbon Falls and Artists’ Paintpots. Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, Firehole Canyon Drive, & more). There's still lots to do: cruise along Beartooth Highway, have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Two Top.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone visit planner .

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, West Yellowstone is a bit cooler than Helena - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Hwy
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

2
nights
Big Sky

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

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sky road trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Big Sky takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July in Big Sky, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 39°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Big Sky Golf Course ©
Big Sky Golf Course
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
The Soldiers Chapel ©
The Soldiers Chapel

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