10 days in Montana, Spokane & North Idaho Itinerary

10 days in Montana, Spokane & North Idaho Itinerary

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10 days in Montana, Spokane & North Idaho Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
2
Spokane
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Sioux Falls

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 10th (Mon): explore the activities along McDonald Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Sioux Falls to Glacier National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sioux Falls in June; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Swiftcurrent Falls ©
Swiftcurrent Falls

2
nights
Spokane

Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, grab your bike and head to Centennial Trail, and then don't miss a visit to St. John's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): grab your bike and head to South Hill, immerse yourself in nature at Riverside State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Spokane Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Spokane travel planner .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Spokane by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Spokane. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 53°F in Spokane. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Riverside State Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside State Park ©
Riverside State Park
Spokane Falls ©
Spokane Falls

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 15th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Heyburn State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail, explore and take pictures at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and then immerse yourself in nature at Old Mission State Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Coeur d'Alene trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Spokane to Coeur d'Alene takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Coeur d'Alene sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Plummer, Old Mission State Park
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North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
Heyburn State Park ©
Heyburn State Park

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then grab your bike and head to Silver Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Missoula trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Missoula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Missoula are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Fishing Charters & Tours
Silver Park ©
Silver Park

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone road trip planner.

You can drive from Missoula to West Yellowstone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Missoula in June: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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