9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Whitefish
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Big Sky
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City


2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Whitefish trip itinerary builder website .

New York City to Whitefish is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to Whitefish, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Whitefish, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Breweries Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier Distilling Company
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Whitefish Lake Golf Club ©
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company
Great Northern Brewing Company ©
Great Northern Brewing Company

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hike along Highline Trail and then explore the activities along St. Mary Lake. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park tour planning app .

Drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Helena, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

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Drive from Glacier National Park to Helena in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Trails
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

2
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sky online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Helena to Big Sky in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Helena in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Big Sky, with lows around 37°F. On the 17th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak
Spas & Wellness

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