8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana travel route planner

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Big Sky
— 1 night
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Helena
— 1 night
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Philipsburg
— 1 night
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Whitefish
— 4 nights
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Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports and then hike along Ousel Falls Trail.

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Atlanta to Big Sky is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Big Sky. Traveling from Atlanta in February, expect Big Sky to be colder, temps between 27°F and 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helena online visit planner.

Drive from Big Sky to Helena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, Helena is a bit warmer than Big Sky - with highs of 37°F and lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Philipsburg

— 1 night
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. On the 4th (Fri), go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, then look for gifts at The Sweet Palace, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Philipsburg Brewing Company.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Philipsburg road trip tool.

Drive from Helena to Philipsburg in 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Philipsburg when traveling from Helena in February, with lows around 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Whitefish.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Whitefish

— 4 nights
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Whitefish Lake Golf Club. The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Great Northern Brewing Company, make a trip to Whitefish Pottery, play a few rounds at Meadow Lake Golf Resort, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Whitefish day trip planning website.

You can drive from Philipsburg to Whitefish in 4 hours. Traveling from Philipsburg in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Whitefish, with lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors · Golf · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

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.