11 days in Montana Itinerary

11 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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Make it your trip
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
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Big Sky
— 4 nights
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West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Virginia Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Trail of the Cedars, and stroll through Siyeh Pass.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the West Glacier online vacation builder.

Seattle to West Glacier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Seattle to West Glacier, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in West Glacier hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Explore Gardiner's surroundings by going to West Yellowstone (Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center & Yellowstone Big Gun Fun). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, cruise along Beartooth Hwy, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Gardiner trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from West Glacier to Gardiner takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July, Gardiner is a bit cooler than West Glacier - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Big Sky

— 4 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Big Sky is known for adventure, winter sports, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and trek along Ousel Falls Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Big Sky online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Big Sky takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.