6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Whitefish
— 1 night
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Whitefish

— 1 night
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tee off at Whitefish Lake Golf Club and then see what you can catch with State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Conrad Mansion, then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Rock Climb Montana.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Whitefish trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles to Whitefish is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier nights in Whitefish, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helena online trip planner.

Getting from Whitefish to Helena by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Whitefish in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Helena, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Nature · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at Yellowstone Aerial Adventures, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then explore the activities along Earthquake Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Two Top, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Yellowstone.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Helena in August, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 75°F and lows about 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by The Last Wind-Up, then examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Bozeman trip planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Bozeman by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, Bozeman is somewhat warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 84°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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.