15 days in Montana & Idaho Itinerary

15 days in Montana & Idaho Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  10 h 30 min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 15 min
End: New York City


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4
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, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park road trip site.

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. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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 10th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, then stop by KnitKnit, and finally explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Silverwood Theme Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene trip builder tool.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Coeur d'Alene. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Coeur d'Alene. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Silverwood Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Silverwood Theme Park ©
Silverwood Theme Park

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, test your problem-solving skills at Boise Escape, then walk around Kathryn Albertson Park, and finally get your game on at Labyrinth Escape Games. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, then look for gifts at Cinder Wines, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Boise trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Coeur d'Alene to Boise in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Boise due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, with highs in Boise at 94°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinder Wines, Labyrinth Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Kathryn Albertson Park ©
Kathryn Albertson Park

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 14th (Tue), trek along Snake River Canyon Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, and then take in the views from Perrine Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Twin Falls trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Boise to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 15th (Wed), look for gifts at Send it Home, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Madison River Outfitters, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone day trip planning app.

Drive from Twin Falls to West Yellowstone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. When traveling from Twin Falls in July, plan for little chillier days in West Yellowstone, with highs around 77°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone River ©
Yellowstone River

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 17th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Museum of the Rockies, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up. Keep things going the next day: hike along Beehive Basin Trail, then stroll through Big Sky Resort, then trek along Ousel Falls Trail, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman day trip site.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, expect Bozeman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 50°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Big Sky
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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