8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Big Sky
— 2 nights
2
Helena
— 1 night
3
Missoula
— 1 night
4
Whitefish
— 1 night
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 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, thenhike along Beehive Basin Trail, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thenstroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, and finally hike along Ousel Falls Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Big Sky trip itinerary planning website.

New York City to Big Sky is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Big Sky. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Big Sky are slightly colder (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helena.

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
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hike along Mount Helena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, and then ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helena road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Helena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Big Sky in August, expect Helena to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula.

Find out how to plan Missoula trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Helena to Missoula in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Missoula sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, and then stroll through Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Whitefish vacation planner.

You can drive from Missoula to Whitefish in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In August in Whitefish, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Conrad Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
City Beach ©
City Beach
Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club

2
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.
On the 9th (Sun), get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, thentake in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, thenadmire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Baring Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Glacier National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek

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