7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Whitefish
— 1 day
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Whitefish

— 1 day
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 2nd (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Whitefish road trip website.

Durham to Whitefish is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Whitefish. Traveling from Durham in October, you will find days in Whitefish are little chillier (56°F), and nights are colder (31°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Iceberg Lake Trail and St.Mary Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Swiftcurrent Falls and Fishercap Lake. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Running Eagle Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at St. Mary Lake, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Getting from Whitefish to Glacier National Park by car takes about an hour. October in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow 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 6th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, then contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, and finally hike along River's Edge Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone holiday builder.

You can drive from Great Falls to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Great Falls in October, with highs in West Yellowstone at 50°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 8th (Fri), cast your line with a fishing tour and then sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bozeman trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from West Yellowstone in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bozeman: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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.