19 days in Glacier National Park, Great Falls & Jackson Hole Itinerary

19 days in Glacier National Park, Great Falls & Jackson Hole Itinerary

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19 days in Glacier National Park, Great Falls & Jackson Hole Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Falls
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Jackson Hole
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Baring Falls and McDonald Creek. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iceberg Lake and Virginia Falls. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Lake, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Salt Lake City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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St. Mary Lake ©
St. Mary Lake
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

5
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Take a break from the city and head to First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park and Missouri River. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex and Gates of the Mountains. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Benton Bridge in Fort Benton (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at River's Edge Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Great Falls trip tool .

Drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Helena, Fort Benton, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum

7
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get some cultural insight at National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center and Museum of the Mountain Man. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bridger Gondola and Castle Geyser. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center (in Dubois), Moose (Snake River Overlook, Chapel of the Sacred Heart, & more) and Grand Teton National Park (Inspiration Point, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, & more). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, make a trip to Jackson Hole Shootout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center.

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Fly from Great Falls to Jackson Hole in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Great Falls in August, with highs in Jackson Hole at 78°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Dubois, Museum of the Mountain Man
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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