8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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

— 2 nights
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 (Virginia Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Trail of the Cedars, and stroll through Siyeh Pass.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier online trip maker.

New York City to West Glacier is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to West Glacier, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in West Glacier to be cooler, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Big Sky

— 2 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Ousel Falls Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak. On your second day here, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sky online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Big Sky takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from West Glacier in June, with highs in Big Sky at 69°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Gardiner

— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Venture out of the city with trips to West Yellowstone (Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center & Yellowstone Big Gun Fun). Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner trip planner.

Getting from Big Sky to Gardiner by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. June in Gardiner sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.