5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive
3
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Fly

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Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Big Sky trip planner.

Dallas to Big Sky is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in August, with highs in Big Sky at 75°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Big Sky

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Gates of the Mountains, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Helena trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Helena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sky in August: high temperatures in Helena hover around 86°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to West Glacier.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then trek along Trail of the Cedars.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the West Glacier road trip site.

Traveling by car from Helena to West Glacier takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Helena in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in West Glacier, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure

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Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.