11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

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Missoula
— 1 night
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2
Polson
— 1 night
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3
Bigfork
— 1 night
Drive
4
Columbia Falls
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5
East Glacier Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Browning
— 1 night
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7
West Glacier
— 1 night
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8
Whitefish
— 1 night
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Kalispell
— 1 night
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Missoula — 1 night

Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. On the 17th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Montana Natural History Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula day trip app.

Rome, Italy to Missoula is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Missoula is minus 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in May: high temperatures in Missoula hover around 68°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Polson.
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Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
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Polson — 1 night

Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): play a few rounds at Polson Country Club.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Polson trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Missoula to Polson by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Polson can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bigfork.
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Bigfork — 1 night

Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bigfork attractions planner.

Drive from Polson to Bigfork in an hour. May in Bigfork sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Columbia Falls.
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Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls might serve as the gateway to Glacier National Park, but it's much more than just a place to lay your head.
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbia Falls road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bigfork to Columbia Falls in an hour. In May in Columbia Falls, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 38°F at night. You will leave for East Glacier Park on the 20th (Fri).
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East Glacier Park — 2 nights

East Glacier Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Glacier County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Running Eagle Falls, then explore the activities along Two Medicine Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Aster Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read East Glacier Park online attractions planner.

You can drive from Columbia Falls to East Glacier Park in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Browning.
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Browning — 1 night

Browning is a town in Glacier County, Montana. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village and then examine the collection at Museum of the Plains Indian.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Browning sightseeing planner.

Browning is just a short distance from East Glacier Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to West Glacier.
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West Glacier — 1 night

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then explore the activities along Hidden Lake.

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Traveling by car from Browning to West Glacier takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in West Glacier are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Whitefish.
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Whitefish — 1 night

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company and then cast your line with State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitefish planning tool.

You can drive from West Glacier to Whitefish in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kalispell.
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Kalispell — 1 night

Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 26th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Flathead Lake State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Lone Pine State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kalispell trip itinerary builder.

Kalispell is just a short distance from Whitefish. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Montana travel guide

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The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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