8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  7​h
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Whitefish
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Tampa

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman online tour planner .

Tampa to Bozeman is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Tampa in August, plan for little chillier days in Bozeman, with highs around 84°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Bozeman

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Missoula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Missoula can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Whitefish.

Things to do in Missoula

Historic Sites
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Garnet Ghost Town ©
Garnet Ghost Town

3
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Whitefish trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Missoula to Whitefish in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. September in Whitefish sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F at night. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Butte.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Depot Park, Lake McDonald, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lake McDonald ©
Lake McDonald
City Beach ©
City Beach

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night
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, contemplate the long history of Copper King Mansion, then steep yourself in history at World Museum of Mining, and finally take some stellar pictures from Berkeley Pit. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation, then see the interesting displays at Old Montana Prison Complex, and then steep yourself in history at Grant-Kohrs Ranch.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Butte online vacation planner .

You can drive from Whitefish to Butte in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Butte can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Deer Lodge
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World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook ©
Berkeley Pit ©
Berkeley Pit

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night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Butte to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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Emerson Cultural Center ©
Emerson Cultural Center

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