17 days in Whitefish & West Yellowstone Itinerary

17 days in Whitefish & West Yellowstone Itinerary

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Whitefish
— 13 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights

13
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Whitefish side-trips: Polson (Flathead Lake & Sacajawea Park), West Glacier (River Rafting & Tubing & Hidden Lake) and Glacier National Park (Highline Trail, Grinnell Glacier, &more). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Whitefish Mountain Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, view the masterpieces at Sunti World Art Gallery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Flathead National Forest.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Whitefish travel route planner.

September in Whitefish sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Polson, West Glacier, Libby, Saint Matthew's Church
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Golden Gate Canyon, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and explore the activities along Yellowstone River.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to West Yellowstone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Whitefish in September; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful