12 days in Idaho, Montana & Utah Itinerary

12 days in Idaho, Montana & Utah Itinerary

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12 days in Idaho, Montana & Utah Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Boise
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boise planner .

Los Angeles to Boise is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Boise. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Boise hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area ©

2
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and trek along Highline Trail.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online travel route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Boise to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. Traveling from Boise in June, things will get a bit cooler in Glacier National Park: highs are around 75°F and lows about 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
day
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 22nd (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone vacation planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, things will get little chillier in West Yellowstone: highs are around 69°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos ©
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moab: Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Turret Arch). On the 23rd (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 24th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. It doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Moab holiday builder tool .

Do a combination of flight, train, and car from West Yellowstone to Moab in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in June; daily highs in Moab reach 95°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Moab in June, Zion National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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