8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Missoula
— 2 nights
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Drummond
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Missoula
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Missoula

— 2 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll around McCormick Park, then learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center, then stroll around Silver Park, and finally hike along Pattee Canyon. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Missoula trip itinerary maker site.

Durham to Missoula is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Missoula is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Durham in July, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Missoula. You'll set off for Drummond on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Missoula

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Drummond

Drummond is a town in Granite County, Montana, United States. For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Drummond travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Drummond takes an hour. In July in Drummond, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Drummond

Museums · Shopping

Hot Springs

— 2 nights
Hot Springs is a town on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Sanders County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Symes Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Drummond to Hot Springs takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Drummond to Hot Springs. When traveling from Drummond in July, plan for little chillier days in Hot Springs, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors · Nature · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

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.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the activities along McDonald Creek, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cracker Lake Hike, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hot Springs to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Hot Springs to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Hot Springs, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Missoula

On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Children's Museum Missoula and then hunt for treasures at Downtown ToNite.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Missoula travel planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Missoula takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Museums · Shopping

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.