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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, then view the masterpieces at The Purple Pomegranate, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Whitefish day trip planning tool .

Charlotte to Whitefish is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Whitefish. When traveling from Charlotte in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Whitefish: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 49°F at night. 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

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Depot Park
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Great Northern Mountain ©
Great Northern Mountain
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. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and then explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Whitefish to West Glacier by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in West Glacier are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, The Polebridge Mercantile
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Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
The Polebridge Mercantile ©
The Polebridge Mercantile
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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, then sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Original Governor's Mansion.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helena holiday maker app .

Drive from West Glacier to Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Helena when traveling from West Glacier in July, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Archie Bray Foundation ©
Archie Bray Foundation
ExplorationWorks ©
ExplorationWorks
Original Governor's Mansion ©
Original Governor's Mansion

4
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
S Rim Trail and Yellowstone Historic Center will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Steamboat Geyser and Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Gibbon Falls, Firehole Canyon Drive, & more). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour and have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip builder tool .

You can drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Helena in July, things will get a bit cooler in West Yellowstone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Geyser ©
Steamboat Geyser
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Fishing Charters & Tours

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), hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Big Sky trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Big Sky takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Golf Winter Sports
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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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