15 days in Montana Itinerary

15 days in Montana Itinerary

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15 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  8​h
1
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Anaconda
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Whitefish
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

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

Vancouver, Canada to West Yellowstone is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect colder with lows of 0°C in West Yellowstone. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anaconda.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Horseback Riding Tours
Eagle's Store ©
Eagle's Store

1
night
Anaconda

Anaconda ©
Anaconda, county seat of Deer Lodge County, which has a consolidated city-county government, is located in southwestern Montana of the United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park and then play a few rounds at Old Works.

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Drive from West Yellowstone to Anaconda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Anaconda when traveling from West Yellowstone in September, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Anaconda

Golf Outdoors Parks
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Old Works ©
Old Works
Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park ©
Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park

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 11th (Tue): play a few rounds at Meadow Lark Country Club and then cool off at Electric City Water Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bowser Brewing Company.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Anaconda to Great Falls by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Anaconda in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Great Falls. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Great Falls

Theme Parks Golf Outdoors
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Electric City Water Park ©
Electric City Water Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

3
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and City Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hidden Lake in West Glacier (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitefish Mountain Resort, make a trip to Whitefish Depot, immerse yourself in nature at Whitefish Lake State Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Whitefish travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Whitefish takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Whitefish can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

West Glacier, Glacier Distilling Company
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River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
City Beach ©
City Beach

6
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Glacier National Park to Polebridge to see The Polebridge Mercantile about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, and trek along Avalanche Lake.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Polebridge Mercantile
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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