11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner
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Missoula
— 1 night
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Polson
— 1 night
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Bigfork
— 1 night
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Columbia Falls
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East Glacier Park
— 2 nights
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Browning
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 1 night
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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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): 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: find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula.

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Rome, Italy to Missoula is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in September; daily highs in Missoula reach 26°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Polson.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · 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. On the 3rd (Sat), play a few rounds at Polson Country Club.

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Drive from Missoula to Polson in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Polson are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bigfork.
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Nature · Golf · Museums · Parks
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Bigfork — 1 night

Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Plan my Bigfork trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Drive from Polson to Bigfork in an hour. September in Bigfork sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Columbia Falls.
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Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
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Getting from Bigfork to Columbia Falls by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will leave for East Glacier Park on the 5th (Mon).
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East Glacier Park — 2 nights

East Glacier Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Glacier County, Montana, United States. On the 6th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Running Eagle Falls, explore the activities along Two Medicine Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Aster Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the East Glacier Park attractions planner.

Drive from Columbia Falls to East Glacier Park in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Browning.
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Browning — 1 night

Browning is a town in Glacier County, Montana. On the 8th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Plains Indian.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Browning tour itinerary planner.

Browning is very close to East Glacier Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to West Glacier.
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Museums · Shopping
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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 9th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Browning to West Glacier takes 1.5 hours. In September in West Glacier, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) 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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Northern Brewing Company and then see what you can catch with State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitefish day trip planning site.

Getting from West Glacier to Whitefish by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kalispell.
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Kalispell — 1 night

Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Flathead Lake State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Lone Pine State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kalispell online visit planner.

Kalispell is very close to Whitefish. In September, daytime highs in Kalispell are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time 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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