19 days in Spokane, West Yellowstone & Columbus Itinerary

19 days in Spokane, West Yellowstone & Columbus Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Medford
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Spokane
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
West Yellowstone
— 8 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10 h 15 min
3
Columbus
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Medford

5
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Step out of Spokane with an excursion to Q'emiln Park in Post Falls--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Manito Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Spokane Falls, learn about winemaking at Barrister Winery, and walk around Riverfront Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Spokane sightseeing tool.

Medford to Spokane is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Medford in June, you will find days in Spokane are little chillier (77°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Q'emiln Park
Highlights from your plan
Manito Park ©
Manito Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park

8
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Grand Geyser, Midway Geyser Basin, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, explore the activities along Yellowstone River, and have some family-friendly fun at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone online vacation planner.

You can drive from Spokane to West Yellowstone in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spokane to West Yellowstone due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Spokane in June; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. On the 28th (Sun), you're off to Columbus.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

5
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Explore Columbus' surroundings by going to Dayton (Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, National Museum of the US Air Force, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Easton Town Center, admire the natural beauty at Whetstone Park / Park of Roses, let the kids burn off some steam at Columbus Commons, and get to know the fascinating history of German Village.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbus road trip app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from West Yellowstone to Columbus takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, you will find days in Columbus are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are much hotter (63°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dayton
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
National Museum of the US Air Force
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©

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