5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Glacier
— 1 night
Big Sky
— 2 nights


West Glacier

— 1 night
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier road trip app.

Sydney, Australia to West Glacier is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to West Glacier, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in West Glacier reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Big Sky

— 2 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Big Sky vacation maker 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 November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Big Sky, with lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Montana travel guide

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.