7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Helena
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Syracuse

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 6th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Malmstrom Museum and Air Park, then catch a live performance at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bowser Brewing Company, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Great Falls trip itinerary planning app .

Syracuse to Great Falls is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In January in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helena.

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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Malmstrom Museum and Air Park ©
Malmstrom Museum and Air Park
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral

1
day
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 7th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Great Divide Montana Ski Area and then explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helena trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Great Falls to Helena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Helena sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Whitefish.

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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at City Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company, and finally don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Whitefish trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Helena to Whitefish in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January in Whitefish, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

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City Beach ©
City Beach
Great Northern Brewing Company ©
Great Northern Brewing Company
Spas

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park and Baring Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Garden Wall and McDonald Creek. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook and trek along Goat Lick Overlook.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Goat Lick Overlook ©
Goat Lick Overlook
Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park ©
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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