5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana route planner

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Make it your trip
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sky
— 1 night
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around West Glacier: Glacier National Park (St.Mary Falls, Virginia Falls, &more). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Siyeh Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Cedars.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our West Glacier trip planner.

Los Angeles to West Glacier is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in West Glacier, with lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gardiner trip builder.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Gardiner takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from West Glacier in June; daily highs in Gardiner reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Big Sky fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Big Sky takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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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.