5 days in Kalispell, Glacier National Park & Raleigh Itinerary

5 days in Kalispell, Glacier National Park & Raleigh Itinerary

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5 days in Kalispell, Glacier National Park & Raleigh Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Fly:  8​h 45​min
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Kalispell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Savannah

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Kalispell

Kalispell
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through Swan River Nature Trail and then admire the majestic nature at Flathead Lake State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kalispell online attractions planner .

Savannah to Kalispell is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Savannah in July: highs in Kalispell hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Swan River Nature Trail

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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 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, trek along Highline Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and finally explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip app .

You can drive from Kalispell to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. In July in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Neuse River Trail, then stroll around Historic Yates Mill County Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Umstead State Park, admire the majestic nature at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, and then take an in-depth tour of Ava Gardner Museum.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Raleigh day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Raleigh in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Raleigh is 2 hours. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for much hotter nights in Raleigh, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ava Gardner Museum, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
Historic Yates Mill County Park ©
Historic Yates Mill County Park
Umstead State Park ©
Umstead State Park

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