7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Columbia

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park road trip tool .

Columbia to Glacier National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbia to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Columbia in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 5th (Mon), trek along Great Northern Mountain, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Depot Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tally Lake Campground and then fly down the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Whitefish tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Whitefish, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Depot Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Tally Lake Campground ©
Tally Lake Campground

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 7th (Wed), stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Sky Resort, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Gallatin Valley Mall.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Whitefish to Bozeman takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 9th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sky, Horseback Riding Tours
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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