4 days in Montana Itinerary

4 days in Montana Itinerary

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4 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Lolo
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Portland

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Lolo

Lolo
Lolo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Missoula County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): trek along Lolo Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lolo trip planner .

Portland to Lolo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Portland to Lolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lolo when traveling from Portland in July, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Lolo

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Lolo Trail
Lolo Trail

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Downtown ToNite, learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, then learn more about the world around you at Fort Missoula Museum, and finally stop by Rockin Rudy's.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Missoula trip planner .

Missoula is very close to Lolo. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Museums Shopping
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Fort Missoula Museum ©
Fort Missoula Museum
Montana Natural History Center ©
Montana Natural History Center

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, view the masterpieces at Archie Bray Foundation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Helena trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Helena, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana Historical Society Museum ©

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planning tool .

Drive from Helena to Glacier National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Helena in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Glacier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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