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Glacier National Park - Itinerary Question

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I'm planning a trip to Glacier National Park in late June, and since I just started making my reservations,some of the lodging options are already limited.

The purpose of the trip is just to relax and see some beautiful scenery (and hopefully some park wildlife), and although I want lodging to be clean, I don't need anything fancy. Proximity to scenery and trails matters more than "fancy" and I'd like to see as many different aspects of the park as possible. I'm travelling by myself and want some quiet time and to do some "day hikes".

My current itinerary is as follows:

6/21: travel day - arriving at Great Falls Airport, spend the night at Glacier Park Lodge (some time in the afternoon to explore)

6/22-23: stay at Village Inn

6/24-25: stay at Lake McDonald in a room at one of the "small cottages" (although staying at Rising Sun or Swiftcurrent is also an option)

6/26-27: stay at Many Glacier Hotel

A few questions on my itinerary: Is a week too long? My last trip to Yellowstone was 4 days (excluding travel) and that seemed like barely enough, but is there something nearby that would be worth cutting a few days off GNP?

I'm relatively "set" on the days at Village Inn and Many Glacier, but the two middle days are still open. I"d prefer to just extend my stay at VI and MGH each by one day, but those reservations aren't available. So my options are Lake McDonald cottage, Rising Sun and SwiftCurrent. Any suggestions on whether one of the options will offer scenery or hiking options that are different from VI and MGH? I understand all the housing options are pretty rustic, but any recommendations on whether one is significantly better or worse?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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