6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Kalispell
Drive:  2​h
1
Saint Ignatius
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Red Lodge
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Kalispell

1
day
Saint Ignatius

Saint Ignatius ©
St. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the history at St. Ignatius Mission and then identify plant and animal life at National Bison Range.

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Kalispell to Saint Ignatius is an approximately 2-hour car ride. April in Saint Ignatius sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Saint Ignatius

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Bison Range
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St. Ignatius Mission ©
St. Ignatius Mission
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range

1
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Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Babcock & Miles, then take in the exciting artwork at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, and then hit the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Red Lodge trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Saint Ignatius to Red Lodge by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helena.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Babcock & Miles ©
Babcock & Miles

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stop by The Parrot Confectionery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains, then view the masterpieces at Archie Bray Foundation, and finally ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Helena online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Helena takes 4 hours. In April in Helena, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Archie Bray Foundation ©
Archie Bray Foundation
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

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