6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Whitefish
— 1 day
Drive
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive
4
Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive
5
Red Lodge
— 1 night
Drive to Billings Logan International Airport, Fly to Austin

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Whitefish

— 1 day
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): cast your line with State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitefish road trip planner.

Austin to Whitefish is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, Whitefish is cooler than Austin - with highs of 46°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, head outdoors with John's Lake Loop, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sun Tours.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in an hour. March in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Missoula

— 1 night
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. On the 17th (Wed), let the kids burn off some steam at Dragon Hollow Play Area, then hunt for treasures at Downtown ToNite, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sentinel.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Missoula day trip planning app.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Missoula in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. March in Missoula sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): trek along Ousel Falls Trail, then stroll through Big Sky Resort, then get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sky road trip planning tool.

Drive from Missoula to Big Sky in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Missoula in March, with highs in Big Sky at 37°F and lows at 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Red Lodge

— 1 night
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): trek along Basin Creek Lakes Trail and then fly down the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Red Lodge trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Big Sky to Red Lodge in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sky in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Red Lodge: highs are around 49°F and lows about 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
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Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.