7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Big Sky
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Big Sky

— 2 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. You've now added Fishing Charters & Tours to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Big Sky side-trips: West Yellowstone (Earthquake Lake, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Beehive Basin Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Big Sky online road trip planner.

Chicago to Big Sky is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Big Sky, with highs around 77°F, while nights are colder with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the activities along Yellowstone River and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gardiner road trip site.

Drive from Big Sky to Gardiner in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting West Glacier side-trips: Glacier National Park (Logan Pass & Iceberg Lake Trail). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Glacier National Park. It doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and hike along Trail of the Cedars.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the West Glacier tour planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Glacier takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gardiner in July; daily highs in West Glacier reach 85°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.