10 days in West Glacier & East Glacier Park Itinerary

10 days in West Glacier & East Glacier Park Itinerary

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10 days in West Glacier & East Glacier Park Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 30​min
West Glacier
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
East Glacier Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Chicago

West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier National Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Highline Trail, Grinnell Glacier, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake McDonald, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Cedars, admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our West Glacier travel route builder tool .

Chicago to West Glacier is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in West Glacier, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to East Glacier Park.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

East Glacier Park

East Glacier Park ©
East Glacier Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Glacier County, Montana, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Virginia Falls and Logan Pass. Do your shopping at Sunti World Art Gallery and Glacier Gateway Outfitters. Venture out of the city with trips to Conrad Mansion (in Kalispell), Goat Lick Overlook (in Glacier National Park) and Bigfork (Eric Thorsen Art Studio & Jewel Basin Hiking Area). There's still lots to do: trek along Dawson Pass and Pitamakan Pass Loop.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the East Glacier Park online travel route planner .

Drive from West Glacier to East Glacier Park in an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in East Glacier Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Bigfork, Sunti World Art Gallery, Conrad Mansion
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Goat Lick Overlook ©
Goat Lick Overlook