7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Tampa

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Highline Trail will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Jackson Glacier Overlook, Iceberg Lake Trail, & more).

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier route planner.

Tampa to West Glacier is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tampa in October: high temperatures in West Glacier hover around 56°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf, and finally play a few rounds at Meadow Lark Country Club.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Falls trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from West Glacier to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) 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
Meadow Lark Country Club ©
Meadow Lark Country Club
Ursuline Centre ©
Ursuline Centre

2
nights
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 23rd (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally stop by Send it Home.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone travel route builder tool .

Drive from Great Falls to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Great Falls in October, with highs in West Yellowstone at 50°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

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