4 days in Montana Itinerary

4 days in Montana Itinerary

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4 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Billings
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 16th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goat Lick Overlook.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier sightseeing website .

New York City to West Glacier is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for colder nights in West Glacier, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Billings.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Billings

Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. On the 18th (Sun), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Billings day trip website .

Traveling by flight from West Glacier to Billings takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Billings when traveling from West Glacier in August, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Billings

Tours Outdoors
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Horseback Riding Tours

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