8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 45​min
1
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Whitefish
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone online trip builder .

Pittsburgh to West Yellowstone is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to West Yellowstone is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in September: highs in West Yellowstone hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 9th (Mon), play a few rounds at Meadow Lark Country Club, admire the striking features of Milwaukee Station, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Falls journey planning tool .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Great Falls by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Great Falls: highs are around 71°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
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Meadow Lark Country Club ©
Meadow Lark Country Club
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Milwaukee Station ©
Milwaukee Station

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. The adventure continues: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park road trip app .

Drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car. In September, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) 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
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tee off at Whitefish Lake Golf Club and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Whitefish trip planning site .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Whitefish by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Whitefish, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Great Northern Brewing Company ©
Great Northern Brewing Company

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