8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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8 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
West Glacier
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Gardiner
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
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 (Jackson Glacier Overlook, Virginia Falls, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Depot Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip planner .

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. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in West Glacier, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Depot Park
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
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 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and then explore and take pictures at Beartooth Hwy. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then explore the activities along Yellowstone River.

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Traveling by car from West Glacier to Gardiner takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from West Glacier in August, with highs in Gardiner at 75°F and lows at 37°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

West Yellowstone, Beartooth Hwy
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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