9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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Big Sky
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Glacier National Park
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Big Sky — 4 nights

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Venture out of the city with trips to West Yellowstone (Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center & Yellowstone Big Gun Fun). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, hike along Ousel Falls Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Los Angeles to Big Sky is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Big Sky. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in Big Sky at 3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 4 nights

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, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

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Getting from Big Sky to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Big Sky in March, with highs in Glacier National Park at 9°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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