13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

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13 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Missoula
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Butte
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Whitefish
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Philipsburg Brewing Company and Lolo Peak Brewing Company. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Philipsburg Treasures and Gift (in Philipsburg) and Blacksmith Brewing Company (in Stevensville). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Big Sky Brewing, stroll through Caras Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Xavier Church.

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Los Angeles to Missoula is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Missoula: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Butte.

Things to do in Missoula

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Philipsburg, Blacksmith Brewing Company, Lolo Peak Brewing Company
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Philipsburg Brewing Company ©
Philipsburg Brewing Company
St. Francis Xavier Church ©
St. Francis Xavier Church
Lolo Peak Brewing Company ©
Lolo Peak Brewing Company

2
nights
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. On the 29th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of World Museum of Mining, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, then take some stellar pictures from Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Muddy Creek Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation, examine the collection at Yesterday's Playthings, then examine the collection at Old Montana Prison Complex, and finally play a few rounds at Old Works.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Butte trip tool .

Traveling by car from Missoula to Butte takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Missoula in April, with highs in Butte at 52°F and lows at 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Butte

Outdoors Golf Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, Old Works
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Headframe Spirits ©
Headframe Spirits
Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation ©
Old Works ©
Old Works

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Parrot Confectionery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, then view the masterpieces at Archie Bray Foundation, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackfoot River Brewing Co.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Helena trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Butte to Helena takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Helena when traveling from Butte in April, with lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Shopping
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Lewis & Clark Brewing Company ©
Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
Archie Bray Foundation ©
Archie Bray Foundation
Blackfoot River Brewing Co ©
Blackfoot River Brewing Co

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum and then play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, listen to music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Great Falls itinerary planning app .

Drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Great Falls

Outdoors Golf Nature
Highlights from your plan
Valley View Garden Golf ©
Valley View Garden Golf
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

3
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like City Beach and Sunti World Art Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hockaday Museum of Art and Conrad Mansion. Get out of town with these interesting Whitefish side-trips: Mission Mountain Winery (in Dayton) and Whistling Andy (in Bigfork). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Great Northern Brewing Company, sample the fine beverages at Spotted Bear Spirits, and tee off at Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Whitefish online travel planner .

Getting from Great Falls to Whitefish by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Whitefish are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kalispell, Whistling Andy, Mission Mountain Winery
Highlights from your plan
City Beach ©
City Beach
Hockaday Museum of Art ©
Hockaday Museum of Art
Great Northern Brewing Company ©
Great Northern Brewing Company

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