7 days in Montana, Jackson Hole & Idaho Itinerary

7 days in Montana, Jackson Hole & Idaho Itinerary

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7 days in Montana, Jackson Hole & Idaho Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  7​h
1
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Saint Louis


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1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helena tour itinerary planning tool .

Saint Louis to Helena is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Helena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, expect Helena to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

2
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally explore and take pictures at Fountain Paint Pot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, then deepen your understanding at Yellowstone Institute, and then explore the activities along Earthquake Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Helena in October, things will get a bit cooler in West Yellowstone: highs are around 50°F and lows about 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Oxbow Bend, don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson, then look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, and finally admire all the interesting features of Moose Wilson Road. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, then steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen Images of Nature.

Discover how to plan a Jackson Hole trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls and then hike along Snake River Canyon Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Twin Falls online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Twin Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in October, expect Twin Falls to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls

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