6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  9​h
1
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Gardiner
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h
End: Charlotte

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Grinnell Glacier and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the West Glacier online travel route planner .

Charlotte to West Glacier is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in West Glacier: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
day
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 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from West Glacier to Gardiner in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from West Glacier in June, things will get little chillier in Gardiner: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

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