8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
West Glacier
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Gardiner
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Jackson Glacier Overlook, Going-to-the-Sun Road, & more). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Depot Park, and admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read West Glacier trip planner.

New York City to West Glacier is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to West Glacier is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for colder nights in West Glacier, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Depot Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 6th (Mon), hike along Ousel Falls Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Beartooth Highway and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner day trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Gardiner takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. In July, Gardiner is a bit cooler than West Glacier - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Beartooth Hwy, Ousel Falls Trail
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Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©

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