7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Big Sky
— 3 nights
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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. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Virginia Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). There's more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and hike along Trail of the Cedars.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the West Glacier journey maker.

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 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Gardiner.
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Gardiner — 1 night

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Gardiner trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from West Glacier to Gardiner in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from West Glacier in July, things will get a bit cooler in Gardiner: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.
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Side Trip

Big Sky — 3 nights

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Change things up with these side-trips from Big Sky: West Yellowstone (Yellowstone Big Gun Fun & Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center). And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Big Sky trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Gardiner to Big Sky by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Montana travel guide

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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.
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