7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Calgary

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grinnell Glacier and Iceberg Lake Trail. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's much more to do: hike along Highline Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at St. Mary Lake, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park route app .

Calgary, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Calgary in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, look for gifts at The Parrot Confectionery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helena trip maker website .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Helena in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in August since evenings lows in Helena dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum

2
nights
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 14th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and then examine the collection at Yellowstone Historic Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a West Yellowstone vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helena in August, with highs in West Yellowstone at 28°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

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