Everything you need to plan your family vacation to Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park is a magical place with picturesque mountain vistas, bright blue glacial lakes and one of the most scenic drives in the country. With so much to do and see in the park, and the surrounding area, it can be hard to know just what to do and how to do it.

You don’t have to search endlessly for online reviews and recommendations to plan your trip.

We have spent months exploring Glacier National Park with our family – including our kids and our parents – and we turned our personal experience into these step-by-step guides. We’ve included every recommended stop, scenic drives and tips for keeping everyone safe and entertained. These digital guides are for everyone.

If you’re planning a trip to Glacier and you don’t know where to start, start with our Glacier Guides.

How Much Time is Enough to See Glacier?

Of course our advice is to spend as much time in Glacier as possible. But if you don’t have a whole week (or more) available, it’s still worth it to visit! 

The shorter the visit, the more you need a plan. You don’t want to waste a minute trying to figure out where your next stop is. That’s why we laid out stop-by-stop itineraries including our recommendations for food, hikes, photo ops and the right time of day to hit them all. 

We want you to get the most out of your time so we’ve created three different guides based on your needs. Visit for 1, 3 or 7 days and leave Glacier feeling like you explored it thoroughly.



What Is Included In Each Interactive Guide

  • Important information to know before you begin
  • Accommodations in and around the park
    • Hotels
    • Vacation rentals
    • RV campgrounds
  • Where to eat (and when to pack a snack)
  • Things to do in Glacier National Park
    • Hikes
    • Tours
    • Photo ops
    • Cute shops
    • Scenic drives
  • General information (and where to find up-to-the-minute park info)
  • Highlights and exclusive tips
  • Real life experiences
  • Bonus options to add to your trip if you choose

Ready to Start (and Finish) Planning Your Trip to Glacier National Park?

We have three different, fully-clickable, interactive itineraries for you to choose from. All you have to do is decide how many days you have to spend in Glacier and leave the rest of the planning to us. 

We LOVE Glacier National Park and want you to love it too!

1 Day Guide

Get the most out of one day in Glacier with this easy-to-follow, best-of itinerary.

  • 19 pages
  • Stop-by-stop instructions
  • Hiking options by difficulty level
  • Dining recommendations 
  • Links to maps, menus and reservations
  • Insider tips 
  • And more! 

In one day you can see all this:

  • West Glacier
  • Going-To-The-Sun Road
  • Logan’s Pass
  • Jackson’s Glacier
  • St. Mary

3 Day Guide

A long weekend or a mid-week retreat. You can get a lot out of Glacier in three days.

  • 30 pages
  • Stop-by-stop instructions
  • Hiking options by difficulty level
  • Dining recommendations 
  • Links to maps, menus and reservations
  • Insider tips 
  • And more! 

In three days you can see all this:

  • West Glacier
  • Going-To-The-Sun Road
  • Logan’s Pass
  • Jackson’s Glacier
  • St. Mary
  • Many Glacier
  • Apikuni Waterfall
  • Whitefish

7 Day Guide

Take your time and immerse yourself in the beauty of Glacier with a seven day trip.

  • 39 pages
  • Stop-by-stop instructions
  • Hiking options by difficulty level
  • Dining recommendations 
  • Links to maps, menus and reservations
  • Insider tips 
  • Alternate RV itinerary for RVers
  • And more! 

In seven days you can see all this:

  • West Glacier
  • Going-To-The-Sun Road
  • Logan’s Pass
  • Jackson’s Glacier
  • St. Mary
  • Many Glacier
  • Shuttle Boat Tours
  • Guided Raft Tours
  • Apikuni Waterfall
  • Whitefish
  • Two Medicine
  • Aster Falls

IMPORTANT NOTES  

All three of our itineraries are best used when the Going-To-The-Sun Road is open – typically mid-June through September. If you visit when the road is not open, not all activities will be available.

Additionally, Glacier National Park has started requiring a reservation and a ticket to travel the Going-To-The-Sun Road from the West Entrance, Camas Entrance Station and the Rising Sun checkpoint. This will impact your trip, so we’ve included links to book your entry right in each of the guides.

ABOUT THE GUIDES

The three guide options build on one another, meaning that there is information that is repeated in the 1, 3 and 7 day versions. If you are looking for the most information but you are unsure how many day you want to visit, we recommend the 7 day guide.

These are digital guides and are best experienced interactively on your phone, tablet or computer. Once you purchase and download, you may print the guide for your own use. Commercial reproduction or use is prohibited.