8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Big Sky
— 1 night
2
Helena
— 1 night
3
Philipsburg
— 1 night
4
Missoula
— 2 nights
5
Whitefish
— 2 nights

1
night
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 3rd (Sun), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thencast your line with a fishing tour, thenstroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, and finally hike along Ousel Falls Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Big Sky trip planner.

Evansville to Big Sky is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Evansville to Big Sky, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Evansville in October: high temperatures in Big Sky hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
The Soldiers Chapel
The Soldiers Chapel

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night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, thensample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helena trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Big Sky to Helena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sky in October; daily highs in Helena reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Helena

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Lewis & Clark Brewing Company ©
Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

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night
Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. On the 5th (Tue), see a world frozen in time at Granite Ghost Town State Park, go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, thenstop by The Sweet Palace, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Philipsburg Brewing Company.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Philipsburg trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Helena to Philipsburg by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Philipsburg when traveling from Helena in October, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Shopping Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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The Sweet Palace ©
The Sweet Palace
Philipsburg Brewing Company ©
Philipsburg Brewing Company
Granite Ghost Town State Park ©
Granite Ghost Town State Park

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): walk around Caras Park, thenfind something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, and then identify plant and animal life at National Bison Range. On the next day, gain insight at University of Montana, thensample the tasty concoctions at Big Sky Brewing, thenidentify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and finally stop by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Missoula trip planner.

You can drive from Philipsburg to Missoula in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Missoula are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

National Bison Range
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National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Big Sky Brewing ©
Big Sky Brewing

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nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 8th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, thenmake a trip to Whitefish Depot, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Whitefish travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Whitefish takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October in Whitefish, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
City Beach ©
City Beach
Great Northern Brewing Company ©
Great Northern Brewing Company
Spas

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