8 days in Portland & Montana Itinerary

8 days in Portland & Montana Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
2
West Glacier
— 2 nights
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
4
Big Sky
— 1 night

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kids will enjoy Portland Japanese Garden and International Rose Test Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portland itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Portland. In August, daytime highs in Portland are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

2
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 26th (Wed), explore the activities along Hidden Lake, thenadmire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the West Glacier day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Portland to West Glacier takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Portland in August, expect little chillier with lows of °F in West Glacier. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass

1
night
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 28th (Fri): explore the activities along Yellowstone River, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then whizz through the canopy at Montana Whitewater.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gardiner online journey planner.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Gardiner takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from West Glacier in August: high temperatures in Gardiner hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Yellowstone River
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Horseback Riding Tours
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

1
night
Big Sky

Big Sky ©
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): trek along Ousel Falls Trail, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then relax and float downstream with Geyser Whitewater Expeditions.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sky trip website.

You can drive from Gardiner to Big Sky in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August in Big Sky, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Geyser Whitewater Expeditions ©
Geyser Whitewater Expeditions
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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