6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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6 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Great Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Cedar Rapids

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. There's lots more to do: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Cedar Rapids to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cedar Rapids to Glacier National Park. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Cedar Rapids in August, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
day
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 8th (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

Plan trip to West Yellowstone with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. In August, West Yellowstone is slightly colder than Glacier National Park - with highs of 75°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral and then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Great Falls travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Great Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in August; daily highs in Great Falls reach 84°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites Nightlife
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
St. Ann Cathedral ©
St. Ann Cathedral

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