7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Kalispell
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Big Sky
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
5
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
End: Jacksonville

1
night
Kalispell

Kalispell ©
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Flathead Lake State Park, then stroll through Swan River Nature Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Conrad Mansion, and finally stroll around Lone Pine State Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kalispell holiday planner .

Jacksonville to Kalispell is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Kalispell is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jacksonville in October: high temperatures in Kalispell hover around 56°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Swan River Nature Trail
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Flathead Lake State Park ©
Flathead Lake State Park
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Lone Pine State Park ©
Lone Pine State Park

1
night
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), hit the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort, then play a few rounds at Whitefish Lake Golf Club, and then make a trip to Whitefish Depot.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Whitefish online itinerary builder .

Whitefish is very close to Kalispell. In October, daytime highs in Whitefish are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club

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 (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, then trek along Highline Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park journey planner .

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

1
day
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 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Soldiers Chapel, stroll through Ousel Falls Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and finally head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Big Sky holiday planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Big Sky in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in October, with highs in Big Sky at 50°F and lows at 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Soldiers Chapel ©
The Soldiers Chapel

2
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon, and then admire the majestic nature at Missouri Headwaters State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip planner .

Drive from Big Sky to Bozeman in an hour. When traveling from Big Sky in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bozeman, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Missouri Headwaters State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gallatin Canyon ©
Gallatin Canyon
Fishing Charters & Tours
Missouri Headwaters State Park ©
Missouri Headwaters State Park

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