8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

4
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, hike along Avalanche Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip builder website .

Salt Lake City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be cooler, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Attractions like Horseback Riding Tours and River Rafting & Tubing make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, examine the collection at Yellowstone Historic Center, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Earthquake Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone online trip maker .

Drive from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Gardiner
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours

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