6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Big Sky
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 26th (Tue), trek along Trail of the Cedars, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Depot Park, then play a few rounds at Whitefish Lake Golf Club, then hike along Highline Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the West Glacier online day trip planner .

Newark to West Glacier is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in May, expect West Glacier to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Whitefish Lake Golf Club, Depot Park
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Swiftcurrent Falls ©
Swiftcurrent Falls

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): trek along Mount Helena, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, and then explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains.

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You can drive from West Glacier to Helena in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Helena sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

2
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 29th (Fri), hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beehive Basin Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sky trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Helena to Big Sky takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helena in May, with highs in Big Sky at 57°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

American Computer & Robotics Museum
Highlights from your plan
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort

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