13 days in Montana & Idaho Itinerary

13 days in Montana & Idaho Itinerary

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1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
2
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
3
Boise
— 1 night
4
Stanley
— 1 night
5
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
6
Gardiner
— 3 nights


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4
nights
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and trek along Avalanche Lake.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner.

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect cooler with lows of °F in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

2
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Silverwood Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene trip planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, Coeur d'Alene is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Silverwood Theme Park
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Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Silverwood Theme Park ©
Silverwood Theme Park

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 4th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, and finally stop by Cinder Wines.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Boise online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Coeur d'Alene to Boise in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, with highs in Boise at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Cinder Wines
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Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Idaho State Capitol Building ©
Idaho State Capitol Building
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Stanley Lake, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley visit planner.

You can drive from Boise to Stanley in 3 hours. When traveling from Boise in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Stanley: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Stanley Lake ©
Stanley Lake
Stanley Museum ©
Stanley Museum

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 6th (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone driving holiday site.

Getting from Stanley to West Yellowstone by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Stanley in August, plan for a bit cooler days in West Yellowstone, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 7th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Cooke City Montana Museum, admire all the interesting features of Beartooth Hwy, and then take in panoramic vistas at Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Parks' Fly Shop, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gardiner road trip tool.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Gardiner sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cooke City, Beartooth Hwy, Sacajawea Park
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Horseback Riding Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower ©
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower

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