15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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15 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Red Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Sky
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Saint Ignatius
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Whitefish
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Popular historic sites such as Beartooth Hwy and Fishtail General Store are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Lodge Mountain and Beartooth Highway. Step out of Red Lodge with an excursion to Cooke City Montana Museum in Cooke City--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, hike along Silver Run Trails, stroll through Lake Fork Trail, and stop by Babcock & Miles.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Red Lodge vacation planner.

London, UK to Red Lodge is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from London in March, expect little chillier with lows of -2°C in Red Lodge. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Big Sky.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Beartooth Hwy, Cooke City Montana Museum, Fishtail General Store
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Fishtail General Store ©
Fishtail General Store

2
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, then get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, and then hike along Ousel Falls Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sky road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Big Sky takes 3.5 hours. In March, Big Sky is little chillier than Red Lodge - with highs of 3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, then sample the tasty concoctions at Blackfoot River Brewing Co, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helena day trip app .

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Helena takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sky in March: high temperatures in Helena hover around 11°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 28th (Thu), examine the collection at C.M. Russell Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then tee off at Valley View Garden Golf, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Great Falls holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Great Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In March in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint Ignatius.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
night
Saint Ignatius

Saint Ignatius ©
St. On the 30th (Sat), take in the history at St. Ignatius Mission, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, and then identify plant and animal life at National Bison Range.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint Ignatius online trip builder .

Drive from Great Falls to Saint Ignatius in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Whitefish.

Things to do in Saint Ignatius

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

National Bison Range, Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
Highlights from your plan
St. Ignatius Mission ©
St. Ignatius Mission
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas ©
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

3
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get some cultural insight at Mission Mountain Winery and Conrad Mansion. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to City Beach and Great Northern Brewing Company. Go for a jaunt from Whitefish to Glacier National Park to see Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: tee off at Whitefish Lake Golf Club and sample the fine beverages at Spotted Bear Spirits.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Whitefish trip builder website .

Drive from Saint Ignatius to Whitefish in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Whitefish are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mission Mountain Winery, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Glacier Distilling Company, Conrad Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company

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