8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Big Sky
— 2 nights
2
Missoula
— 1 night
3
Whitefish
— 1 night
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights

2
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Beehive Basin Trail, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel, and finally hike along Ousel Falls Trail.

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

New York City to Big Sky is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Big Sky is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in Big Sky hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, thenstop by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop, thenfind something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, and finally walk around Silver Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Big Sky to Missoula by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sky in August; daily highs in Missoula reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 7th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Lone Pine State Park, stroll through City Beach, and then explore the activities along Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

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

Traveling by car from Missoula to Whitefish takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Whitefish are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lone Pine State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine State Park ©
Lone Pine State Park
City Beach ©
City Beach
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Baring Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, thenexplore the activities along Fishercap Lake, and then explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. August in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls
Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake

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