7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive
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Livingston
— 2 nights
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Drive to Gallatin Field, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Whitefish

— 1 night
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Conrad Mansion, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company, then don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot, and finally play a few rounds at Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Whitefish trip planning website.

New York City to Whitefish is an approximately 7-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 New York City to Whitefish. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Whitefish, ranging from highs of 40°F to lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Nature · Golf · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore and take pictures at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

Start your trip to Great Falls by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Great Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Blackfoot River Brewing Co.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helena trip planning site.

Drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Helena, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Nature

Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): hike along Ousel Falls Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, then relax and rejuvenate at OZssage Therapeutic Massage & Spa, and finally hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Big Sky trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Helena to Big Sky in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, Big Sky is little chillier than Helena - with highs of 36°F and lows of 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Livingston.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Livingston

— 2 nights
Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. On the 10th (Tue), walk around Sacajawea Park and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Livingston day trip site.

Getting from Big Sky to Livingston by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, Livingston is somewhat warmer than Big Sky - with highs of 46°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Livingston

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.