9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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Gardiner
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Big Sky
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Great Falls
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Glacier National Park
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Whitefish
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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 20th (Sun), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and then let the river carry you with Montana Whitewater. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Sacajawea Park and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Gardiner trip itinerary planning tool.

Asheville to Gardiner is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Asheville in June, you will find days in Gardiner are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are much colder (35°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Big Sky.

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 22nd (Tue), stroll through Ousel Falls Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Discover how to plan a Big Sky trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gardiner to Big Sky in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Big Sky can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
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Great Falls

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Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Great Falls trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Great Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus. Traveling from Big Sky in June, expect Great Falls to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Golf
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Glacier National Park

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Crown of the Continent

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 24th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and then explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.

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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 26th (Sat), play a few rounds at Glacier View Golf Club, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Whitefish holiday maker site.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Whitefish in 1.5 hours. June in Whitefish sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for home.

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Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Golf · Adventure

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