5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

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5 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Lihue, Kauai
Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Lihue, Kauai

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Grinnell Glacier, explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park travel planner .

Lihue to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Lihue in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 10th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then see a show at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Falls trip planner .

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, and then explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helena trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Great Falls to Helena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In July in Helena, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Trails
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone road trip planning tool .

Drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helena in July, with highs in West Yellowstone at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

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