13 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

13 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
2
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along McDonald Creek and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Dayton to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dayton in September: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 9th (Wed), look for gifts at KnitKnit, get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, then kick your exploration up a notch at Timberline Adventures, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, test your team's savvy at 59:Escape Room Adventures, and then stroll around Q'emiln Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Coeur d'Alene, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

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Post Falls
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Timberline Adventures ©
Timberline Adventures
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to West Yellowstone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in September; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 64°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 16th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, get a new perspective on things with National Park Float Trips, and cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Teton Park Road
Teton Park Road
National Park Float Trips ©
National Park Float Trips

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