8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana travel route maker
Make it your trip
— 1 day
Big Sky
— 3 nights
West Glacier
— 4 nights


Gardiner — 1 day

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gardiner holiday maker.

Atlanta to Gardiner is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Gardiner due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, you will find days in Gardiner are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are cooler (35°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Big Sky.
Tours · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip

Big Sky — 3 nights

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Big Sky: West Yellowstone (Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center & Yellowstone Big Gun Fun). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Soldiers Chapel, trek along Ousel Falls Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Big Sky holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Big Sky takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June in Big Sky, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to West Glacier.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Side Trip

West Glacier — 4 nights

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 (Virginia Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Trail of the Cedars, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siyeh Pass, and get engrossed in the history at Depot Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip planner.

You can drive from Big Sky to West Glacier in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sky in June: high temperatures in West Glacier hover around 75°F and lows are around 45°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.