5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana travel planner
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Make it your trip
Drive
1
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
3
Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive

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West Glacier — 2 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Avalanche Lake, Goat Lick Overlook, &more). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the West Glacier online day trip planner.

Bozeman to West Glacier is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In July in West Glacier, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Gardiner.
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Side Trip

Gardiner — 1 night

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gardiner route maker app.

Traveling by flight from West Glacier to Gardiner takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from West Glacier in July; daily highs in Gardiner reach 77°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.
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Side Trip

Big Sky — 1 night

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): hike along Ousel Falls Trail, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sky online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Big Sky takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Big Sky are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.
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