60 days in Columbia Falls, Bend & Blanchard Itinerary

60 days in Columbia Falls, Bend & Blanchard Itinerary

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Columbia Falls
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Blanchard
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Columbia Falls — 31 nights

Columbia Falls might serve as the gateway to Glacier National Park, but it's much more than just a place to lay your head.
Explore Columbia Falls' surroundings by going to Glacier National Park (St.Mary Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, &more), West Glacier (Glacier National Park, Hidden Lake, &more) and Libby (Libby Dam Visitor Center & McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Glacier ZipLines, contemplate the waterfront views at Flathead Lake, look for gifts at The Shops at Station 8, and get outside with Rock Climb Montana.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Columbia Falls trip planner.

Las Vegas to Columbia Falls is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Columbia Falls. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Columbia Falls hover around 75°F and lows are around 45°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Bend.
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Bend — 26 nights

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sisters (McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, Proxy Falls, &more), La Pine (Quail Run Golf Course, Lava Cast Forest Trail, &more) and Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave, and contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bend online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Columbia Falls to Bend takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Bend, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blanchard.
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Blanchard — 1 night

Rolland Township is a civil township of Isabella County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by Loafers Glory.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Blanchard online vacation planner.

Drive from Bend to Blanchard in 33 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bend to Blanchard. When traveling from Bend in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Blanchard, with highs around 80°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 58°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Fri).
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