7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Saint Louis

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Highline Trail and Virginia Falls. There's more to do: trek along Swiftcurrent Lake and explore the activities along St. Mary Lake.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Saint Louis to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in May, you will find days in Glacier National Park are little chillier (66°F), and nights are colder (37°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Swiftcurrent Lake ©
Swiftcurrent Lake
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 14th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip planner .

Getting from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in May, with highs in West Yellowstone at 54°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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