17 days in Whitefish & West Yellowstone Itinerary

17 days in Whitefish & West Yellowstone Itinerary

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17 days in Whitefish & West Yellowstone Itinerary

Start: Whitefish
— 13 nights
Fly:  6​h
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Whitefish


Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Glacier National Park (Highline Trail, Grinnell Glacier, & more), West Glacier (River Rafting & Tubing & Hidden Lake) and Polson (Flathead Lake & Sacajawea Park). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort, take a peaceful walk through Flathead National Forest, sample the tasty concoctions at Great Northern Brewing Company, and take in the views from Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitefish trip itinerary planner .

September in Whitefish sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Libby, Polson, West Glacier, Saint Matthew's Church
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: 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 contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Whitefish to West Yellowstone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Whitefish in September, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 20°C and lows about 0°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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

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