7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Bozeman
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  8 h
End: Philadelphia

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 24th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Keep things going the next day: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to West Glacier is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for much colder nights in West Glacier, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

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

4
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to West Yellowstone (Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, &more) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, look for gifts at The Last Wind-Up, and see the interesting displays at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip planner.

You can drive from West Glacier to Bozeman in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

West Yellowstone, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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