8 days in Idaho, Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

8 days in Idaho, Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

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8 days in Idaho, Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Flint
Drive + Fly:  9​h
1
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Jackson
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Flint

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 5th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Idaho Anne Frank Memorial.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Boise online itinerary creator.

Flint to Boise is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Flint to Boise is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flint in August: highs in Boise hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Kathryn Albertson Park ©
Kathryn Albertson Park

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the activities along Earthquake Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Boise to West Yellowstone in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Boise in August, you will find days in West Yellowstone are slightly colder (75°F), and nights are cooler (37°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, sightseeing, trails, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Jackson

Jackson
The town of Jackson serves as a base for trips to the nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Elk Refuge, and several ski resorts.
On the 11th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at National Elk Refuge and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jackson vacation planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Jackson are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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