6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana tour planner
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Fly to Gallatin Field, Drive to Big Sky
Big Sky
— 1 day
— 1 night
West Glacier
— 4 nights
Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to Monroe


Big Sky — 1 day

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Big Sky trip builder tool.

Monroe to Big Sky is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Monroe to Big Sky is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Monroe in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Big Sky, with highs around 77°F, while nights are colder with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gardiner.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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 5th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River.

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Traveling by car from Big Sky to Gardiner takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gardiner can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to West Glacier.
Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

West Glacier — 4 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 (Virginia Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Siyeh Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Cedars.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the West Glacier tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gardiner to West Glacier takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gardiner in July; daily highs in West Glacier reach 85°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

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.