14 days in Montana Itinerary

14 days in Montana Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Whitefish
— 1 night
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Missoula
— 1 night
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Big Sky
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 3 nights

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Glacier National Park

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of the Plains Indian. On the 16th (Fri), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planning site.

Madison to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madison in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Glacier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the sights as you ascend with Rock Climb Montana and then take a memorable tour with Glacier ZipLines.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Whitefish trip planning site.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Whitefish by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Whitefish can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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Glacier ZipLines ©
Glacier ZipLines
Rock Climb Montana ©
Rock Climb Montana

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Garnet Ghost Town. On the 18th (Sun), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Garnet Ghost Town, examine the collection at Museum of Mountain Flying, then see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and finally stroll around Caras Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Missoula day trip site.

You can drive from Whitefish to Missoula in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center ©
Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center
Garnet Ghost Town ©
Garnet Ghost Town

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Beehive Basin Trail, then fly down the slopes at Big Sky Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sky trip planner.

Drive from Missoula to Big Sky in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Missoula in July, with highs in Big Sky at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak
Horseback Riding Tours

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Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and then relax and float downstream with Montana Whitewater. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Boiling River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, and then make a trip to Roosevelt Arch.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gardiner itinerary maker.

You can drive from Big Sky to Gardiner in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, daytime highs in Gardiner are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gardiner

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Horseback Riding Tours
Boiling River ©
Boiling River

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