5 days in Whitefish, Kalispell & Glacier National Park Itinerary

5 days in Whitefish, Kalispell & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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Whitefish
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Kalispell
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Glacier National Park
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Whitefish

— 1 night
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Whitefish River Trail, view the masterpieces at The Purple Pomegranate, and then kick back and relax at City Beach. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Whitefish Trail, hike along Great Northern Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Dick Idol Signature Gallery, then tee off at Whitefish Lake Golf Club, and finally make a trip to Whitefish Depot.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitefish road trip planning website.

Seattle to Whitefish is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in August since evenings lows in Whitefish dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kalispell.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Kalispell

— 2 nights
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, contemplate the waterfront views at Thompson Chain of Lakes, tee off at Village Greens Golf Course, then play a few rounds at Northern Pines Golf Club, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Matthew's Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Echo Lake, tee off at Eagle Bend Golf Club, then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan Lake, then explore the activities along Swan River, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Swan River Nature Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kalispell online trip itinerary maker.

Kalispell is just a short distance from Whitefish. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the activities along McDonald Creek, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, then appreciate the views at Logan Pass, and finally admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalispell to Glacier National Park. In August in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors