8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Wilkes-Barre
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Gardiner
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Wilkes-Barre

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.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and stroll through Highline Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip builder tool .

Wilkes-Barre to Glacier National Park is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Wilkes-Barre in July since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

1
day
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 20th (Sat), look for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gardiner trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Gardiner by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in Gardiner at 77°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 21st (Sun), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then examine the collection at Yellowstone Historic Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip maker tool .

Drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can 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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