7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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Fly to Missoula International Airport, Drive to West Glacier
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
Train to Shelby Amtrak Station, Bus to West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly

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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Logan Pass, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Trail of the Cedars, and explore the activities along Lake McDonald.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our West Glacier trip builder.

Joplin to West Glacier is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Joplin in June, expect nights in West Glacier to be colder, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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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 2nd (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then 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 get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from West Glacier to West Yellowstone takes 19 hours. Traveling from West Glacier in July, things will get a bit cooler in West Yellowstone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 3rd (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bozeman road trip site.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Bozeman in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in July, with highs in Bozeman at 86°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.