7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Big Sky
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 12th (Sun), trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the West Glacier travel route planning site .

Newark to West Glacier is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to West Glacier, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in West Glacier, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Yellowstone River, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip planner .

Getting from West Glacier to Gardiner by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from West Glacier in July: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around 77°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone River
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

3
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally hit the slopes at Big Sky Resort. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Big Sky trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Big Sky takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bozeman, West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort

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