13 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

13 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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West Glacier
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Cody
— 3 nights
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West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and then trek along Trail of the Cedars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and then trek along Highline Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read West Glacier trip planning website.

London, UK to West Glacier is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in West Glacier. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Boise.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

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 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Freak Alley Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at World Center For Birds of Prey, then stop by Cravin's Candy Emporium, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Boise tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from West Glacier to Boise takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Boise is a bit warmer than West Glacier - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Inspiration Point. Chapel of the Transfiguration and Chapel of the Sacred Heart will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Boise to Grand Teton National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boise in September; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 23°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Midway Geyser Basin and Artists Paintpots. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Firehole Lake Drive, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, explore the activities along Lehardy's Rapids, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

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You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cody

— 3 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
On the 26th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Plains Indian Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cody trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Cody hover around 24°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

Side Trip

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.