22 days in Central Montana, Whitefish & Chattanooga Itinerary

22 days in Central Montana, Whitefish & Chattanooga Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Great Falls
— 4 nights
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Havre
— 3 nights
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Shelby
— 2 nights
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Whitefish
— 7 nights
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Chattanooga
— 5 nights
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Great Falls

— 4 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Great Falls is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, admire the engineering at Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri, contemplate the waterfront views at Sacagawea Springs, and admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Great Falls day trip planner.

Cincinnati to Great Falls is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Great Falls. Traveling from Cincinnati in August, Great Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Havre.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Havre

— 3 nights
Havre is the county seat and largest town in Hill County, Montana, in the United States. Get out of town with these interesting Havre side-trips: Chinook (Blaine County Museum, Blain County Wildlife Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site, see the interesting displays at Beneath the Streets, and don't miss a visit to Fort Assinniboine.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Havre tour planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Havre in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Havre are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Shelby.

Things to do in Havre

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shelby

— 2 nights
Shelby is a city in and the county seat of Toole County, Montana, United States. On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Marias Museum of History & Art and then hike along Roadrunner Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Carousel Rest Area of Shelby and then stroll through Montana Veteran's Memorial Flag and Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shelby online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Havre to Shelby in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Shelby can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Whitefish.

Things to do in Shelby

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Whitefish

— 7 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Whitefish side-trips: Glacier National Park (in West Glacier) and Glacier National Park (Virginia Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC, enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, and don't miss a visit to Whitefish Pottery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Whitefish road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Shelby to Whitefish takes 3 hours. In August in Whitefish, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 5 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Step out of Chattanooga to go to Ocoee and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, get outside with Stringer's Ridge, take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chattanooga trip planning website.

You can fly from Whitefish to Chattanooga in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Whitefish to Chattanooga, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Whitefish in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Chattanooga: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips