15 days in Montana & Oregon Coast Itinerary

15 days in Montana & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Montana & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Florence
— 1 night
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + shuttle:  10​h 15​min
4
Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Calgary


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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.
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and admire the sheer force of Apikuni Falls.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park tour itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Calgary in August, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then look for gifts at Seaside Candyman, and finally identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cannon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Glacier National Park to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, you will find days in Cannon Beach are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria Column, Seaside Candyman
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then enjoy some diversion at Sand Master Park, and then putt your heart out at Sandland Adventures.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Gardiner.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
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3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park (Lamar Valley, Mount Washburn, & more). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and take in the dramatic scenery at Undine Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Gardiner attractions app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Florence to Gardiner takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Florence in August, you will find days in Gardiner are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Gibbon Falls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, & more). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone tour planner.

Getting from Gardiner to West Yellowstone by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in West Yellowstone can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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