6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Billings, Drive to Gardiner
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Bus to Shelby Amtrak Station, Train to West Glacier
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly

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Gardiner

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 (Sun): walk around Sacajawea Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner trip itinerary builder website.

Portland to Gardiner is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Portland to Gardiner, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Gardiner hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Iceberg Lake Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Trail of the Cedars, and explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our West Glacier online route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from West Yellowstone to West Glacier takes 19 hours. In June, West Glacier is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.