8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana route maker

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Make it your trip
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Whitefish
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalispell
— 1 night
Drive
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Bigfork
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Whitefish

— 1 night
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see what you can catch with State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Whitefish day trip planning website.

Boston to Whitefish is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Whitefish. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kalispell.

Things to do in Whitefish

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Kalispell

— 1 night
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Conrad Mansion and then walk around Herron Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalispell trip planning site.

Kalispell is just a stone's throw from Whitefish. June in Kalispell sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bigfork.

Things to do in Kalispell

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Bigfork

— 1 night
Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Swan Lake.

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Bigfork is just a stone's throw from Kalispell. June in Bigfork sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bigfork

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

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.
For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bigfork to Glacier National Park by car takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Bozeman

— 1 night
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 24th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman journey planning site.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Bozeman in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, trek along Observation Point Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in June; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.