8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana itinerary planner

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Gardiner
— 1 day
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Big Sky
— 3 nights
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Whitefish
— 4 nights
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Gardiner

— 1 day
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 1st (Fri), explore the activities along Yellowstone River.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Gardiner road trip site.

Atlanta to Gardiner is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in July: highs in Gardiner hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Big Sky

— 3 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Big Sky: West Yellowstone (Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center & Yellowstone Big Gun Fun). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Big Sky trip tool.

Drive from Gardiner to Big Sky in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Whitefish.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitefish

— 4 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Whitefish: Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Virginia Falls, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in West Glacier).

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Whitefish sightseeing planner.

Fly from Big Sky to Whitefish in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Big Sky in July, expect Whitefish to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.