7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hardin
— 2 nights
Drive to Billings Logan International Airport, Fly to Blue Grass Airport

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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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road. On the next day, stroll through Goat Lick Overlook, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then trek along Trail of the Cedars, and finally hike along Siyeh Pass.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip planner.

Lexington to West Glacier is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to West Glacier is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lexington in June, with highs in West Glacier at 75°F and lows at 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up.

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Getting from West Glacier to Bozeman by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In June in Bozeman, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Bozeman

Childrens Museums · Museums · Shopping

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the activities along Yellowstone River, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Montana Whitewater.

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Traveling by car from Bozeman to Gardiner takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bozeman in July, with highs in Gardiner at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hardin

— 2 nights
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Big Horn County Historical Museum, steep yourself in history at Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hardin day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gardiner to Hardin in 3.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Gardiner in July, with highs in Hardin at 8°F and lows at 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.