6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana route planner
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Make it your trip
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Big Sky
— 2 nights
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West Glacier — 3 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 Eric Thorsen Art Studio (in Bigfork) and Glacier National Park (Avalanche Lake, Highline Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the West Glacier route maker website.

Durham to West Glacier is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to West Glacier. When traveling from Durham in August, plan for a bit cooler days in West Glacier, with highs around 83°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

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 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sky visit planner.

You can drive from West Glacier to Big Sky in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from West Glacier in August; daily highs in Big Sky reach 75°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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.