9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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Whitefish
— 1 night
2
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
3
Gardiner
— 1 night
4
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights

1
night
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church.

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Los Angeles to Whitefish is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Whitefish is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Whitefish dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Whitefish

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Columbia Falls, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Glacier ZipLines ©
Glacier ZipLines
Big Sky Water Park ©
Big Sky Water Park

3
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.
On the 13th (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, and take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Whitefish to Glacier National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 14th (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thenlook for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Montana Whitewater.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gardiner road trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Gardiner by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, Gardiner is a bit cooler than Glacier National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail, Geyser Whitewater Expeditions, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and steep yourself in history at Earthquake Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the West Yellowstone online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gardiner to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Big Sky
Highlights from your plan
Geyser Whitewater Expeditions ©
Geyser Whitewater Expeditions
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

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