15 days in Montana & Oregon Coast Itinerary

15 days in Montana & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
3
Florence
— 1 night
4
Gardiner
— 3 nights
5
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights

4
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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. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Highline Trail, admire the sheer force of Apikuni Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park attractions planner.

Calgary, Canada to Glacier National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Calgary in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 8th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then look for gifts at Seaside Candyman, and finally appreciate the history behind Astoria Column. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park.

Start your trip to Cannon Beach by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Cannon Beach by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Glacier National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside Candyman, Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 10th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then head outdoors with Sand Master Park - Sandboarding, and then catch some excitement at Sandland Adventures.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence day trip tool.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Florence in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Gardiner.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding

3
nights
Gardiner

Gardiner ©
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mammoth Hot Springs and Mount Washburn. Change things up with these side-trips from Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park (Lamar Valley, Lehardy's Rapids, &more). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Undine Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gardiner online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Gardiner takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Florence in August, expect nights in Gardiner to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Yellowstone National Park (Gibbon Falls, Grand Prismatic Spring, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone journey planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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