13 days in Idaho, Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

13 days in Idaho, Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

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13 days in Idaho, Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Boise
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Salmon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Red Lodge
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Alta
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Munich

1
day
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 19th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Idaho State Capitol Building.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Boise trip itinerary builder website .

Munich, Germany to Boise is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Munich to Boise, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in April: highs in Boise hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Salmon.

Things to do in Boise

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Idaho State Capitol Building ©
Idaho State Capitol Building

1
night
Salmon

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): head outdoors with Rawhide Outfitters and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salmon sightseeing planner.

Getting from Boise to Salmon by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Boise in April, things will get slightly colder in Salmon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Salmon

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Rawhide Outfitters ©
Rawhide Outfitters

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Great Falls day trip planning site .

You can drive from Salmon to Great Falls in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, daily temperatures in Great Falls can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Great Falls

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©

1
day
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stop by Babcock & Miles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Run Trails, and then hit the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Red Lodge online tour planner .

Getting from Great Falls to Red Lodge by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. April in Red Lodge sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful Visitor Education Center and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Loop Road and Mud Volcano. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Terrace Spring, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Osprey Falls Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Red Lodge to Yellowstone National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Red Lodge in April, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 6°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

1
night
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 26th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read West Yellowstone trip builder site .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in West Yellowstone, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is a census-designated place (CDP) in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Targhee Ski Resort and Teton National Forest. Discover out-of-the-way places like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Leigh Lake. It doesn't end there: hike along Jenny Lake Trail and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Alta trip planner .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Alta takes 2 hours. Traveling from West Yellowstone in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Alta, with lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Teton National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Teton National Forest ©
Teton National Forest
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

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