15 days in Montana, Idaho & Utah Itinerary

15 days in Montana, Idaho & Utah Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  8 h
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Moab
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
Bozeman

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 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip itinerary site.

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Bozeman. Traveling from New York City in July, expect much colder with lows of 50°F in Bozeman. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
Emerson Cultural Center ©
Emerson Cultural Center

1
night
Coeur d'Alene

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 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, then look for gifts at KnitKnit, and then identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bozeman to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Coeur d'Alene when traveling from Bozeman in July, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
KnitKnit ©
KnitKnit

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Logan Pass and Grinnell Glacier. Discover out-of-the-way places like Avalanche Lake and Trail of the Cedars. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, hike along Highline Trail, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hike along Canyon Overlook Trail and then take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Zion Shuttle, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park, and then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Zion National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 94°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 14th (Tue), stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Rainbow Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. In July, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Zion National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

1
night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): hike along Shafer Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky, and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Canyonlands National Park: highs are around 97°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, trek along Balanced Rock Trail, and then hike along Windows. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, then don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and then hike along Devils Garden Trailhead.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip app.

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Moab are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead

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