15 days in Glacier National Park, Idaho & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Glacier National Park, Idaho & Portland Itinerary

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15 days in Glacier National Park, Idaho & Portland Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Nampa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Jacksonville

3
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, and hike along Grinnell Glacier.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park vacation builder website .

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from New York City in May, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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 4th (Thu): look for gifts at KnitKnit, then identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, then wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and finally trek along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary app .

Drive from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Coeur d'Alene. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nampa.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes
Highlights from your plan
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails

2
nights
Nampa

Nampa ©
Nampa is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho, USA. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then get your game on at Boise Escape, and finally get your game on at Labyrinth Escape Games. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Idaho State Capitol Building, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nampa road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coeur d'Alene to Nampa. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Nampa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Coeur d'Alene, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nampa, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Nampa

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Boise
Highlights from your plan
Labyrinth Escape Games ©
Labyrinth Escape Games
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape

6
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, & more), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Seaside Inverted Experience (in Seaside). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Nampa to Portland with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nampa to Portland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nampa in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 56°F at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside Inverted Experience, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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