7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Shuttle:  11​h 15​min
1
Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Big Sky

Big Sky
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, then stroll through Ousel Falls Trail, and then head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Big Sky holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Big Sky is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Toronto to Big Sky, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, plan for colder nights in Big Sky, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Helena, and finally ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helena online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Big Sky to Helena by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sky in August: high temperatures in Helena hover around 35°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, then trek along River's Edge Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Great Falls trip website .

Drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

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

3
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 4th (Sun), stroll through Highline Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls. On the next day, explore the activities along Two Medicine Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Running Eagle Falls.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker .

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 August, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls

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