26 days in Montana Itinerary

26 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bigfork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crow Agency
— 2 nights
Drive
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Billings
— 2 nights
Fly
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive
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Columbia Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalispell
— 11 nights

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Bigfork — 2 nights

Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Bigfork Summer Playhouse. On the 17th (Wed), catch a live performance at Bigfork Summer Playhouse, see the interesting displays at Polson-Flathead Historical Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The People's Center Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Flathead Ford Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Jewel Basin Hiking Area, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Whistling Andy.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bigfork trip app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bigfork. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Great Falls.
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Great Falls — 2 nights

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park and then tee off at Valley View Garden Golf.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Great Falls sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Bigfork to Great Falls by car takes about 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Crow Agency.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Golf · Outdoors
Side Trip

Crow Agency — 2 nights

Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. On the 21st (Sun), browse the exhibits of Custer Battlefield Museum. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield and then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Crow Agency trip planner.

Getting from Great Falls to Crow Agency by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. November in Crow Agency sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Billings.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Billings — 2 nights

Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks and then admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone County Museum. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, then immerse yourself in nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Billings vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Crow Agency to Billings takes an hour. November in Billings sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Whitefish.
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Side Trip

Whitefish — 2 nights

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Dog Sled Adventures, Stumptown Marketplace, Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Dick Idol Signature Gallery, grab your bike and head to Whitefish River Trail, see a show at Alpine Theatre Project, get answers to all your questions at Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, then stop by Stumptown Marketplace, and finally tour along fresh powder with Dog Sled Adventures. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour along fresh powder with Swan Mountain Snowmobiling and then walk around Whitefish Lake State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitefish trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Billings to Whitefish by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Billings, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Whitefish, ranging from highs of 40°F to lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Columbia Falls.
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Columbia Falls — 2 nights

Columbia Falls might serve as the gateway to Glacier National Park, but it's much more than just a place to lay your head.
Montana Adventure Stop 4D Theater has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sat), hike along Apgar Lookout Trail, head outdoors with Glacier ZipLines, and then watch a film at Montana Adventure Stop 4D Theater. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Depot Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Columbia Falls trip itinerary maker website.

Columbia Falls is just a stone's throw from Whitefish. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.
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Side Trip

Glacier National Park — 2 nights

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.
You've added Jackson Glacier Overlook, Baring Falls, Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, view the masterpieces at Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, then trek along Siyeh Pass, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Iceberg Lake and then head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park road trip planning tool.

Glacier National Park is just a stone's throw from Columbia Falls. In November in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kalispell.
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Kalispell — 11 nights

Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Swan Mountain Llama Trekking, Sea Me Paddle Kayaking Tours, Artemis Acres Paint Horse Ranch, and other attractions you added. Step out of the city life by going to Blacktail Mountain Ski Area and Wild Horse Island State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Northwest Montana History Museum and Lone Pine State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kalispell side-trips: McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch (in Libby), Thompson Falls (Old Jail Museum & Thompson Falls High Bridge) and Logan State Park (in Marion). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Flathead Lake State Park, walk around Herron Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Thompson Chain of Lakes, and explore the world behind art at Hockaday Museum of Art Alyssa Cordova.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalispell vacation planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Kalispell in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kalispell can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 16°F.
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Montana travel guide

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The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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