8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  29​h
1
Kalispell
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  33​h
End: Adelaide

1
day
Kalispell

Kalispell ©
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 4th (Fri), tee off at Whitefish Lake Golf Club, sample the tasty concoctions at Great Northern Brewing Company, then browse the exhibits of Conrad Mansion, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Matthew's Church.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kalispell trip itinerary planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Kalispell is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Adelaide to Kalispell. Traveling from Adelaide in October, expect nights in Kalispell to be colder, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Kalispell

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Whitefish
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Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Great Northern Brewing Company ©
Great Northern Brewing Company

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 5th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then see the interesting displays at C.M. Russell Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Great Falls trip maker tool .

You can drive from Kalispell to Great Falls in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 7th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Helena, then look for gifts at The Parrot Confectionery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helena trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains

1
night
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, then stop by Eagle's Store, and finally get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Helena in October, things will get slightly colder in West Yellowstone: highs are around 11°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center
Eagle's Store ©
Eagle's Store

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