9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Grande Prairie
Drive:  11​h 30​min
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: Grande Prairie

5
nights
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.
Visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Glacier National Park to Polebridge to see The Polebridge Mercantile about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park sightseeing planner .

Grande Prairie, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly. While traveling from Grande Prairie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Polebridge Mercantile, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in West Yellowstone at 29°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Meadow Lark Country Club and then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip planner .

Drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in July: high temperatures in Great Falls hover around 35°C and lows are around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Great Falls

#Golf, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Meadow Lark Country Club ©
Meadow Lark Country Club
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

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