7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Glacier
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Big Sky
— 3 nights


West Glacier — 2 nights

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road & Iceberg Lake Trail). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Glacier National Park. There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Trail of the Cedars, and stroll through Siyeh Pass.

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Pittsburgh to West Glacier is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pittsburgh to West Glacier, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in West Glacier, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Gardiner.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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), contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gardiner trip app.

You can fly from West Glacier to Gardiner in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July, Gardiner is slightly colder than West Glacier - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Big Sky.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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 (Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center & Yellowstone Big Gun Fun). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get outside with Outdoor Activities, trek along Ousel Falls Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak.

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You can drive from Gardiner to Big Sky in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Big Sky can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Montana travel guide

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.