9 days in Houston & Montana Itinerary

9 days in Houston & Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Houston & Montana Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Houston

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Printing History, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then tee off at Hermann Park. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Battleship Texas State Historic Site, and then examine the collection at Houston Museum District.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Houston trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Houston. In June, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helena.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Golf

Side Trip

La Porte
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Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, then identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackfoot River Brewing Co. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helena trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Houston to Helena in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Helena. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Helena: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Trails
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Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 11th (Tue), examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center and then get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Plan trip to Missoula with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Helena to Missoula takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours
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A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along McDonald Creek, then admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Highline Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park vacation maker website .

You can drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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