7 days in Montana Itinerary

7 days in Montana Itinerary

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7 days in Montana Itinerary

Rapid City
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Helena
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Rapid City

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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.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road. Step out of Glacier National Park to go to West Glacier and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, and hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner .

Rapid City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Rapid City in May, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.

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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You've now added Horseback Riding Tours to your itinerary. On the 31st (Thu), trot along with a tour on horseback and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 30°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

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Horseback Riding Tours
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

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day
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 2nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helena attractions app .

Getting from West Yellowstone to Helena by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in June: high temperatures in Helena hover around 76°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains

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