8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Tampa

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, trek along Goat Lick Overlook, stroll through Avalanche Lake, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

Tampa to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. 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 Tampa in September, expect Glacier National Park to be much colder, temps between 70°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, then make a trip to Whitefish Depot, then take an in-depth tour of Conrad Mansion, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company.

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Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Whitefish takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Conrad Mansion, Glacier Distilling Company
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Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
City Beach ©
City Beach

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