13 days in Montana, Wyoming & Idaho Itinerary

13 days in Montana, Wyoming & Idaho Itinerary

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Fly
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
2
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive

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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines, then get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, and then sample the fine beverages at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Bozeman trip planner.

Cincinnati to Bozeman is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Bozeman. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in September; daily highs in Bozeman reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

2
nights
Cody

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.
Cody is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, and take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Cody trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bozeman to Cody in 4 hours. Traveling from Bozeman in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cody, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

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.
To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

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.
For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 38°F at night. You will leave for West Yellowstone on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

2
nights
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 25th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Yellowstone River, then take an unforgettable tour with Horizon Travel Yeti Aviation, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone sightseeing planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, plan for slightly colder nights in West Yellowstone, with lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

2
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll around McEuen Park, kick your exploration up a notch at Timberline Adventures, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Post Falls Museum, get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary planner.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Coeur d'Alene in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Coeur d'Alene is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 72°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road and then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Bozeman

On the 2nd (Fri), look for gifts at The Last Wind-Up, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and then get engrossed in the history at Gallatin History Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bozeman trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Bozeman takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
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.

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.