17 days in Glacier Country Itinerary

17 days in Glacier Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Glacier Country travel route planner
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Missoula
— 4 nights
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Libby
— 2 nights
Drive
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East Glacier Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Polebridge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Whitefish
— 5 nights
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Missoula — 4 nights

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Explore Missoula's surroundings by going to Flathead Lake (in Polson), Bison Range (in Moiese) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Alberton). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, stroll through Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and stroll around Caras Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Missoula trip planner.

Miami to Missoula is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Missoula due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in July, expect cooler with lows of 53°F in Missoula. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Libby.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Libby — 2 nights

Libby is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Montana. On the 26th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Kootenai National Forest and then snap pictures at Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Libby Dam Visitor Center and then cruise along Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Libby online trip builder.

Drive from Missoula to Libby in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Missoula in July, expect nights in Libby to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to East Glacier Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

East Glacier Park — 2 nights

East Glacier Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Glacier County, Montana, United States. On the 28th (Fri), admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at St. Mary Lake and then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the East Glacier Park trip maker website.

Drive from Libby to East Glacier Park in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Libby to East Glacier Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Polebridge.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Polebridge — 3 nights

Polebridge is an unincorporated community in Flathead County, Montana, United States, 35mi northwest of Columbia Falls in the northwestern part of the state. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Polebridge: Glacier National Park (Grinnell Glacier, Swiftcurrent Falls, &more).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Polebridge route planner.

Drive from East Glacier Park to Polebridge in 2 hours. In July in Polebridge, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

Whitefish — 5 nights

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Whitefish side-trips: West Glacier (Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park, &more) and Glacier National Park (Lake McDonald & Trail of the Cedars). Spend the 5th (Sat) on two wheels at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitefish online itinerary planner.

Drive from Polebridge to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. In August in Whitefish, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 48°F at night. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sun).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure
Side Trips