15 days in West Glacier & Bend Itinerary

15 days in West Glacier & Bend Itinerary

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15 days in West Glacier & Bend Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  8​h 30​min
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West Glacier
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Bend
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Nashville

8
nights
West Glacier

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 (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Going-to-the-Sun Road, & more) and The Polebridge Mercantile (in Polebridge). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Glacier National Park. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Trail of the Cedars, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, and stroll through Siyeh Pass.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read West Glacier journey planner .

Nashville to West Glacier is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in August, you will find days in West Glacier are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are cooler (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, The Polebridge Mercantile
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

6
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Go for a jaunt from Bend to Redmond to see Smith Rock State Park about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum, explore the activities along Deschutes River, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalo Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Bend travel planner.

Getting from West Glacier to Bend by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from West Glacier to Bend is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Bend can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

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