8 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

8 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

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8 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Huntington
Fly:  18​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  6​h
2
Boise
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Huntington

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Huntington to Glacier National Park is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Huntington in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

1
day
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Boise River Greenbelt, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, and finally get your game on at Boise Escape.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boise day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Boise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July, Boise is a bit warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 94°F and lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Idaho State Capitol Building ©
Idaho State Capitol Building

2
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.
Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park tour website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Boise to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In July, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Boise - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos ©
Madison Avenue Old Time Photos

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