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

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

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

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
3
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Mandan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Knoxville


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2
nights
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, take in the history at Old Mission State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at The Art Spirit Gallery, explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Emerald Creek Garnet Area.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip website .

Knoxville to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Coeur d'Alene is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Knoxville in July since evenings lows in Coeur d'Alene dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the views at Logan Pass, then stroll through Highline Trail, and then trek along Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glacier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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

2
nights
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 your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit, and then trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Medora trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Medora in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in Medora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mandan.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

2
nights
Mandan

Mandan ©
Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Cross Ranch State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Mandan.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mandan trip planning site .

You can drive from Medora to Mandan in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Mandan is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Mandan can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°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

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Washburn, Cross Ranch State Park
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Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

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