Itinerary: Glacier National Park

Itinerary: Glacier National Park

September 2021

Itinerary: Glacier National Park

All of the non-travel of 2020 creating rough draft itineraries for a time in the unknown and distant future where travel would be safe again – it is now very rewarding to be on the other side. Being able to browse the rough draft itineraries and select one to execute – makes it feel like that down time, despite not traveling, served a purpose. 

I wanted to take full advantage of our America the Beautiful Pass that we purchased in Hawaii – while I predicted that 2020 would be the year of National Parks, I think 2021 is going to be no different. After a successful visit to Yosemite National Park in the springtime, I wanted to try and capture another National Park before our pass expired. Glacier National Park had been top of my list after making all the rough draft itineraries and while it has an extremely short season, I was hoping we may be able to take advantage of a faux-shoulder season.

I took a look at the rough draft itinerary and was quite happy with how the itinerary was structured. I was able to find direct flights from JFK thanks to a tip from my brother that one even existed and this flight route gave us five days to enjoy which was ideal. While peak season is July and August, we were visiting over Labor Day weekend so I think attempting to go in the September should season may be confounded by the holiday. Either way, we were excited to visit another National Park!

Here is our complete five day itinerary exploring Glacier National Park!

Activity
Day 0EveningArrive
Downtown Kalispell overnight
Day 1MorningMontana Coffee Traders
AfternoonTrail of the Cedars and
Avalanche Lake

Lake McDonald kayak
Apgar Village
EveningHuckleberry Patch
Laurie’s Deli (lunch for
hike tomorrow)
Wich Haus
Checked into Airbnb
Day 2MorningThe Highline Trail
AfternoonThe Highline Trail
EveningBackslope Brewing
Sweet Retreat Creamery
Day 3MorningMontana Coffee Roasters
Going to the Sun Drive
AfternoonGoing to the Sun Drive
St Mary Falls Trail
EveningCowgirl Coffee Company
Sweet Peaks Ice Cream
SunRift Brewing
Day 4MorningGrinnell Glacier Trail
AfternoonGrinnell Glacier Trail
EveningKalispell Brewing
Handle Brews
Sweet Peaks Ice Cream
Day 5MorningMontana Coffee Roasters
Wild Coffee Company
Downtown Whitefish
Sweet Peaks Ice Cream
AfternoonPolebridge Mercantile
EveningFolklore Coffee
Whitefish Farmer’s Market
Departure

Read the full details of the trip to Glacier National Park – here!

Read all the blog posts for Glacier National Park – here!

Here is our Perfect 4 Day Itinerary for Glacier National Park – here!


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