7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Philipsburg
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 7th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Whitefish Depot. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Sunti World Art Gallery, then play a few rounds at Whitefish Lake Golf Club, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bonsai Brewing Project, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company.

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Houston to Whitefish is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Houston to Whitefish, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in October, expect Whitefish to be colder, temps between 56°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Breweries & Distilleries Golf Parks

Side Trips

Conrad Mansion, Whistling Andy, Glacier Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Bonsai Brewing Project ©
Bonsai Brewing Project

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.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Highline Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park vacation tool .

Drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 11th (Fri), explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then tee off at Valley View Garden Golf.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Golf Outdoors Nightlife
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Valley View Garden Golf ©
Valley View Garden Golf
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 12th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helena trip planner .

Getting from Great Falls to Helena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Helena are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Helena

Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife Parks
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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
Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Discover how to plan a Philipsburg trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Helena to Philipsburg in 2 hours. Traveling from Helena in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Philipsburg, with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
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Philipsburg Brewing Company ©
Philipsburg Brewing Company
The Sweet Palace ©
The Sweet Palace

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