7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Big Sky
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
3
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Fly

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Big Sky

— 2 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak. Keep things going the next day: hike along Ousel Falls Trail, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Big Sky road trip site.

Richmond to Big Sky is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Richmond to Big Sky. Traveling from Richmond in July, expect nights in Big Sky to be colder, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the activities along Yellowstone River and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Big Sky to Gardiner by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. July in Gardiner sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to West Glacier.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siyeh Pass, then hike along Trail of the Cedars, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our West Glacier online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Gardiner to West Glacier takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in July: high temperatures in West Glacier hover around 85°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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.