6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Red Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Great Northern Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Whitefish road trip website .

Washington DC to Whitefish is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Whitefish due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get a bit cooler in Whitefish: highs are around 56°F and lows about 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Conrad Mansion
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Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
City Beach ©
City Beach

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Springs State Park, then admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Falls trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Great Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helena online trip maker .

Drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Trails Nature
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Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum

2
nights
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. On the 30th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, view the masterpieces at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, and then hit the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Red Lodge journey site .

You can drive from Helena to Red Lodge in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Red Lodge can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery ©

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