7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Missoula
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Big Sky
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Norfolk

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Missoula trip planning app .

Norfolk to Missoula is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Norfolk in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Missoula, with highs around 78°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Missoula

Museums Historic Sites
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St. Francis Xavier Church ©
St. Francis Xavier Church

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nights
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 9th (Sun), hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort, then hike along Beehive Basin Trail, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, then take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Big Sky online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Missoula to Big Sky takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Missoula in June, expect Big Sky to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Horseback Riding Tours
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 11th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, look for gifts at The Parrot Confectionery, then take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, and finally ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helena trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Helena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sky in June; daily highs in Helena reach 79°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

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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 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, trek along River's Edge Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip builder site .

Getting from Helena to Great Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
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River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, and finally hike along Highline Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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