9 days in Whitefish & Helena Itinerary

9 days in Whitefish & Helena Itinerary

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9 days in Whitefish & Helena Itinerary

Start: Whitefish
1
Whitefish
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Whitefish

5
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get some cultural insight at Conrad Mansion and Depot Park. Venture out of the city with trips to West Glacier (River Rafting & Tubing & Hidden Lake) and Glacier National Park (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Going-to-the-Sun Road, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glacier Distilling Company, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company, and contemplate the waterfront views at Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitefish travel website .

In June, daytime highs in Whitefish are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, West Glacier, Conrad Mansion, Depot Park, Glacier Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company

3
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gates of the Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, see the interesting displays at World Museum of Mining, then examine the collection at Old Montana Prison Complex, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Spring Meadow Lake State Park, explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helena road trip planner.

Drive from Whitefish to Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. June in Helena sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Butte, Old Montana Prison Complex
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum

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