8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Fort McMurray
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Fort McMurray

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Swiftcurrent Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Apikuni Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park travel route planner .

Fort McMurray, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Fort McMurray in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
day
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 30th (Tue), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip itinerary planning site .

You can 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 slightly colder in West Yellowstone: highs are around 29°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner road trip tool .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Gardiner sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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