7 days in Montana & Chicago Itinerary

7 days in Montana & Chicago Itinerary

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West Glacier
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West Glacier — 2 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Virginia Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). It doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and trek along Siyeh Pass.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our West Glacier trip maker tool.

New York City to West Glacier is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to West Glacier due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in West Glacier, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chicago.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trip

Chicago — 4 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and laugh and play at Navy Pier.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip maker.

You can fly from West Glacier to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from West Glacier in July since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.