8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  4​h
1
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Bozeman
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Portland

3
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitefish (Sunti World Art Gallery & Whitefish Mountain Resort) and Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Jackson Glacier Overlook, & more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get engrossed in the history at Depot Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Clements.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip planner .

Portland to West Glacier is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Portland to West Glacier, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Portland in March; daily highs in West Glacier reach 46°F and lows reach 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Whitefish, Depot Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

4
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museum of the Rockies and Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Big Sky (Lone Peak, Ousel Falls Trail, & more), West Yellowstone (Madison Avenue Old Time Photos & Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up, sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery, and get curious at Children's Museum of Bozeman.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bozeman vacation website .

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Bozeman takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Bozeman can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Big Sky, West Yellowstone, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Horseback Riding Tours

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