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.
On the 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip builder app .

Huntington to Glacier National Park is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Huntington to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Huntington in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Glacier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
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.
On the 7th (Sun), trek along Boise River Greenbelt, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, and finally test your team's savvy at Boise Escape.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Boise tour planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Boise in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in July; daily highs in Boise reach 94°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Trails Parks Outdoors
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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

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. Traveling from Boise in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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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, then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone vacation planning site .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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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