7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + taxi:  11​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  12​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, trek along Highline Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glacier National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fort Lauderdale to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 14th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, see a show at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then tee off at Valley View Garden Golf.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip planner .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Great Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Golf Outdoors Nightlife
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Valley View Garden Golf ©
Valley View Garden Golf
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Yellowstone Historic Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip itinerary app .

Getting from Great Falls to West Yellowstone by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Great Falls in September: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 64°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

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