8 days in Houston & Montana Itinerary

8 days in Houston & Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner
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Houston
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Big Sky
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Fly
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Whitefish
— 3 nights
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Houston — 2 nights

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Galveston (The Seawall & The Strand). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Houston road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Houston. July in Houston sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Big Sky.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Big Sky — 1 night

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, then trek along Ousel Falls Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Big Sky trip maker.

You can fly from Houston to Big Sky in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Big Sky is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Big Sky: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Gardiner — 1 night

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the activities along Yellowstone River and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner route builder.

Drive from Big Sky to Gardiner in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. July in Gardiner sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Whitefish.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

Whitefish — 3 nights

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Whitefish: West Glacier (River Rafting & Tubing & Glacier National Park) and Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Virginia Falls, &more).

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Whitefish road trip app.

You can fly from Gardiner to Whitefish in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gardiner in July; daily highs in Whitefish reach 85°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

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.
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