10 days in Idaho, Glacier National Park & North Dakota Itinerary

10 days in Idaho, Glacier National Park & North Dakota Itinerary

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Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
3
Medora
— 2 nights
4
Mandan
— 2 nights

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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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): trek along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, thenadmire the architecture and history at Old Mission State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at The Art Spirit Gallery, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Emerald Creek Garnet Area.

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Knoxville to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Coeur d'Alene when traveling from Knoxville in July, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Old Mission State Park, Emerald Creek Garnet Area
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Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
The Art Spirit Gallery ©
The Art Spirit Gallery
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the views at Logan Pass, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, thentake some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, thentake a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, plan for little chillier nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Medora.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, thenexplore the striking landscape of South Unit, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caprock-Coulee Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Medora trip builder tool.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Medora in 11 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in July since evenings lows in Medora dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mandan.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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Mandan

Mandan ©
Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Cross Ranch State Park, take an in-depth tour of The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mandan trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Medora to Mandan takes 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Mandan due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mandan

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Washburn, Cross Ranch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

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