7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Great Falls
— 1 night
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Helena
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Boise to Glacier National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Boise in September, things will get slightly colder in Glacier National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Great Falls are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Helena

— 3 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Explore hidden gems such as Montana Auto Museum and Grant-Kohrs Ranch. Old Montana Prison Complex and Montana Historical Society Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Helena to go to Deer Lodge and see Yesterday's Playthings, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Helena, explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, and have fun and explore at ExplorationWorks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helena trip builder app.

Getting from Great Falls to Helena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helena

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.