7 days in Vancouver & Montana Itinerary

7 days in Vancouver & Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Vancouver
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 3 nights
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Big Sky
— 1 night
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Vancouver

— 1 night
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Vista House, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, pick up some local products at Esther Short Park, then contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, and finally go for a walk through Wintler Community Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip maker app.

Seattle to Vancouver is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to West Glacier.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

West Glacier

— 3 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Virginia Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Depot Park, admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, and hike along Trail of the Cedars.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our West Glacier trip planning site.

Getting from Vancouver to West Glacier by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to West Glacier is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in West Glacier, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the activities along Yellowstone River and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gardiner online trip maker.

You can fly from West Glacier to Gardiner in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from West Glacier in July, things will get little chillier in Gardiner: highs are around 77°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Gardiner

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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 15th (Thu): hike along Ousel Falls Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sky road trip website.

Getting from Gardiner to Big Sky by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Big Sky are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

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.