9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
West Glacier
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Newark

4
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Iceberg Lake Trail, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, & more). It doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and get engrossed in the history at Depot Park.

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New York City to West Glacier is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to West Glacier is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit cooler days in West Glacier, with highs around 75°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gardiner sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from West Glacier to Gardiner in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from West Glacier in July, things will get slightly colder in Gardiner: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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