8 days in Coeur d'Alene, Glacier National Park & Spokane Itinerary

8 days in Coeur d'Alene, Glacier National Park & Spokane Itinerary

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8 days in Coeur d'Alene, Glacier National Park & Spokane Itinerary

Start: Kennewick
Drive:  4​h
1
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Spokane
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): shop like a local with The Art Spirit Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene itinerary site .

Kennewick to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 3-hour car ride. While traveling from Kennewick, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Coeur d'Alene, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 51°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
The Art Spirit Gallery ©
The Art Spirit Gallery

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ptarmigan Tunnel. Visiting Cracker Lake Hike and Going-to-the-Sun Road will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Apikuni Falls and Jackson Glacier Overlook. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Baring Falls, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and stroll through Grinnell Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Ptarmigan Tunnel
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Baring Falls ©
Baring Falls
Cracker Lake Hike ©
Cracker Lake Hike
Apikuni Falls ©
Apikuni Falls

1
night
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Little Spokane Natural Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Spokane trip maker site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Spokane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, Spokane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes ©
St. Aloysius Church ©
St. Aloysius Church

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