16 days in Idaho & Montana Itinerary

16 days in Idaho & Montana Itinerary

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Fly
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Boise
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Anthony
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
7
West Glacier
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive
9
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive to Spokane International Airport, Fly to Rogue Valley International Medford Airport

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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Bring the kids along to Boise River Greenbelt and Idaho State Capitol Building. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, walk around Kathryn Albertson Park, cool off at Roaring Springs Waterpark, and look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boise trip planner.

Medford to Boise is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Medford to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Boise, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip site.

You can drive from Boise to Stanley in 3 hours. Traveling from Boise in June, expect nights in Stanley to be cooler, around 34°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Anthony.

Things to do in Stanley

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

1
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Saint Anthony

St. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Rexburg Idaho Temple, then cool off at Rexburg Rapids, then examine the collection at Legacy Flight Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at St Anthony Sand Dunes.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Saint Anthony travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Saint Anthony takes 4 hours. Traveling from Stanley in June, expect Saint Anthony to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Saint Anthony

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

2
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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at Yellowstone Aerial Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint Anthony to West Yellowstone in 1.5 hours. In June, West Yellowstone is a bit cooler than Saint Anthony - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, then take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and then explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Roosevelt Arch, kick your exploration up a notch at Montana Whitewater, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gardiner trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

1
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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 28th (Tue): look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bozeman online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Bozeman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gardiner in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Bozeman: highs are around 77°F and lows about 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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West Glacier

West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Glacier National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road & Iceberg Lake Trail). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake, trek along Trail of the Cedars, and kick your exploration up a notch at Glacier ZipLines.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bozeman to West Glacier in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

1
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Eureka

Eureka is a town in Lincoln County, Montana, United States, 9mi south of the Canada–US border. On the 2nd (Sat), tee off at Wilderness Club.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Eureka travel tool.

Getting from West Glacier to Eureka by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Eureka can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Eureka

Golf · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 3rd (Sun), find something for the whole family at Triple Play Family Fun Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at Timberline Adventures, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka to Coeur d'Alene takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Eureka in July since evenings lows in Coeur d'Alene dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.