14 days in Montana, Kentucky & Alabama Itinerary

14 days in Montana, Kentucky & Alabama Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Sky
— 2 nights
Drive
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Billings
— 1 night
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Bardstown
— 1 night
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Grinnell Glacier and Highline Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iceberg Lake Trail and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls and explore the activities along St. Mary Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park road trip website.

Madrid, Spain to Glacier National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in July, with highs in Glacier National Park at 34°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Helena

— 2 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, and then get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, and then catch some excitement at Great Northern Carousel.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helena travel planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Helena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Helena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Big Sky

— 2 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 20th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, then hike along Ousel Falls Trail, and then head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort, then hike along Beehive Basin Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Soldiers Chapel, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Big Sky trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Big Sky takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Helena in July, expect Big Sky to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Billings.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Billings

— 1 night
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company.

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Traveling by car from Big Sky to Billings takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sky in July: highs in Billings hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bardstown.

Things to do in Billings

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bardstown

— 1 night
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Roses, then sample the fine beverages at Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility, and finally sample the fine beverages at Willett Distilling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Barton 1792 Distillery, and finally play a few rounds at My Old Kentucky Home.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bardstown road trip app.

Getting from Billings to Bardstown by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Billings in July, you will find days in Bardstown are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Bardstown

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, and finally contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Montgomery road trip planning site.

Getting from Bardstown to Montgomery by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bardstown to Montgomery due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bardstown in July, with highs in Montgomery at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.