11 days in Missoula & Glacier National Park Itinerary

11 days in Missoula & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Missoula & Glacier National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  38​h
1
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Missoula: Salmon Lake State Park (in Seeley Lake) and National Bison Range (in Moiese). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caras Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Missoula online day trip planner .

New York City to Missoula is an approximately 38-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Missoula is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Missoula dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

National Bison Range, Salmon Lake State Park
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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range

6
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.
When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and stroll through Highline Trail.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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