5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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West Glacier
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sky
— 3 nights
Drive to Billings, Fly to Las Vegas

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West Glacier — 1 night

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike and then take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald and then head outdoors with John's Lake Loop.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the West Glacier trip itinerary planner.

Las Vegas to West Glacier is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to West Glacier is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, expect West Glacier to be colder, temps between 46°F and 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Big Sky — 3 nights

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Get out of town with these interesting Big Sky side-trips: West Yellowstone (Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center & Yellowstone Big Gun Fun). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Big Sky day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Big Sky takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from West Glacier in March, things will get little chillier in Big Sky: highs are around 37°F and lows about 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
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.