8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Halifax

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 18th (Sat), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of Conrad Mansion, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, and then sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our West Glacier tour planning site .

Halifax, Canada to West Glacier is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Halifax in July, you will find days in West Glacier are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Spas, Conrad Mansion, Glacier Distilling Company
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Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Glacier Distilling Company ©
Glacier Distilling Company
Spas

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Springs State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Great Falls trip planning app .

Drive from West Glacier to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Great Falls are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helena trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Earthquake Lake and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Drive from Helena to West Yellowstone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helena in July: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 29°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Museum of the Yellowstone ©
Museum of the Yellowstone
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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